Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Brewers vs. Dodgers (8/17/23) - Taking Vegas



Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Brewers vs. Dodgers (8/17/23)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
August 17, 2023
Photo by: Jayne Kamin-Oncea - USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers have been doing incredibly well as they are best in the NL Central with a 65-56 record right now. Right-handed ace Corbin Burnes takes the mound and did not factor into the decision against the Chicago White Sox where he pitched 5.2 innings and gave up five runs on eight hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been extremely well as they are currently best in the NL West with a 73-46 record. Veteran righty Lance Lynn will be on the mound in this game and is coming off a win against the Colorado Rockies where he threw five innings and allowed an unearned run on four hits with one walk and nine strikeouts. 

Match Details

Fixture: Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Date & Time: Thursday, August 17, 10:10 p.m. EDT

Venue Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA

Brewers vs Dodgers Betting Odds

TeamSpread MoneylineTotal
Milwaukee Brewers+1.5 (-170)+124Over 8.5 (-105)
Los Angeles Dodgers-1.5 (+142)-148Under 8.5 (-115)

Odds Subject to Change**

Brewers vs Dodgers Key Stats

Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers have been one of the worst teams offensively as they are 27th in MLB while scoring 4.26 runs per game and a .693 team OPS. They have been playing terribly throughout the season on the road as they are 29th with a .658 team OPS while averaging 4.05 runs in their 61 road games. Catcher Christian Yelich has been doing well as he has a .287/.373/.458 slash line with 16 homers, 66 RBIs, 83 runs scored and 25 stolen bases while being two six times.

Corbin Burnes has been pitching decently well as he is 9-6 with a 3.60 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP while throwing 145 innings in 24 starts. He has been doing extremely well at a .198 batting average. Burnes faced the Dodgers twice last season and was 1-1 in 9.1 innings and allowed 10 runs (seven earned) on 11 hits with four walks and nine strikeouts. 

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the top teams at the plate as they are third in the majors with a .795 team OPS while averaging 5.69 runs per game. They have done extremely well at home as in their 60 games thus far, they have posted a .258/.345/.467 team slash line while scoring 5.5 runs per game at Dodger Stadium. Center fielder Jake Outman has been doing incredibly well as he has a .793 OPS with 14 home runs, 51 RBIs, 61 runs scored and 14 steals on 16 attempts. 

Lance Lynn has been struggling this season as he is 9-9 with a 5.88 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in 137.2 innings of work. Hitters have been squaring his pitches up as he has allowed 32 home runs, most in the sport at this time. He faced the Brewers back in 2021 as a member of the Chicago White Sox where he pitched six innings and gave up one run on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts in a victory. 

Brewers vs. Dodgers Prediction

The Dodgers are the second-most impressive team in the National League right now behind the Braves so they should dominate. Milwaukee struggles to hit and Lance Lynn is 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA and a .197 batting average against in three starts since being traded to Los Angeles. Corbin Burnes has been getting hit lately so go with the Dodgers to cover the run line here.

Betting Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+142)