The Dodgers are looking to win the series and the season series with the Brewers tonight. They’ll send Andrew Heaney, coming off his first bad start of the season, to the mound against Milwaukee’s Adrian Houser.
Heaney is 1-1 with a 1.77 ERA, but in his last start, he allowed five runs on three homers to this same Milwaukee club. Andrew McCutchen got him with a solo homer and a two-run homer, and Hunter Renfroe knocked a two-run homer after McCutchen reached on a strike-three passed ball that should have ended the inning. The hope is that Heaney can maintain his strikeout stuff — he whiffed 10 batters in 4.2 innings — while avoiding the mistakes over the middle of the plate.
Houser gets the start for Milwaukee, his first start since June 30. He’s been on the injured list with a forearm issue. The game was originally supposed to be started by lefty Aaron Ashby, who went on the IL himself this week with a shoulder issue. On paper, Houser looks like the kind of pitcher the Dodgers would knock around a bit: he doesn’t strike out many hitters, he walks more guys than he should, and he throws with his right hand.
While games aren’t played on paper, the betting odds reflect what the paper says.
Team Games (W/L)
- Dodgers against the spread (ATS) this season: 76-46 (per ActionNetwork.com)
- Brewers ATS: 52-70
The Dodgers are heavy favorites to win this game, as of 10:20 AM PT. Los Angeles is listed at (-255) to win outright, with the Brewers at (+210). The Dodgers are favored to cover the 1.5-run spread (-128), while the Brewers are (+106) to cover. The over-under is set at 8.5 runs, with both the over and the under at (-110).
Dodgers Player Props
Freddie Freeman has the lowest odds to homer for the Dodgers today at (+360), with Mookie Betts (+370), Will Smith (+390), Trea Turner (+390), and Max Muncy (+400) coming in behind Freeman.
First pitch is set for 6:00 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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