After taking the first game of the four-game series in Milwaukee, the Dodgers are back at American Family Field to try to make it two in a row agains the Brewers. Los Angeles boasts an MLB-best 80-34 record and hold a 17-game lead in the NL West. The Brewers, in second place in the NL Central, are 61-53.
The Dodgers will send rookie Ryan Pepiot to the mound today for his sixth start of the season. Pepiot is 1-0 with a 3.92 ERA, coming off a start in which he was bit by the longball. A three-run homer by Jorge Polanco and a solo shot by Gary Sanchez led to an early exit in Pepiot’s last start, but his offense bailed him out in a comeback win over the Twins.
Taking the mound for Milwaukee will be right-hander Brandon Woodruff, making his 18th start of the season. Woodruff has a 3.52 ERA but a better FIP (3.00). His underlying numbers suggest a change in luck on balls in play is responsible for most of the difference between his 2.56 ERA last year and this year’s 3.52.
Team Games (W/L)
- Dodgers against the spread (ATS) this season: 72-42 (per ActionNetwork.com)
- Brewers ATS: 48-66
For the first time in a while, FanDuel has the Dodgers as the underdogs (+106) as of 9:49 AM PT. The Dodgers are favored to cover the 1.5-run spread (-200), while the Brewers are (+164) to cover. The Dodgers are +106 to win the game outright, and the Brewers are at -124. The over-under is set at 8 runs, with the over at (-112) and the under at (-108).
Dodgers Player Props
Max Muncy has the lowest odds to homer for the Dodgers today at (+360), with Mookie Betts (+370), Freddie Freeman (+390), and Trea Turner (+440) coming in behind Muncy. Gavin Lux is a longshot bet at (+750).
First pitch is set for 5:10 PM PT. SportsNetLA will be broadcasting the game, with Bally Sports Wisconsin carrying the game for those Dodgers fans in the Milwaukee area.
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