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Dodgers vs Brewers: Latest Betting Odds, Predictions and Picks for August 17

The Dodgers and Brewers have split the first two games of their four-game series. With Corbin Burnes pitching for Milwaukee tomorrow, today’s game takes on a little added importance for Los Angeles within the context of the series. The Dodgers come in with an MLB-best 80-35 record and hold a 17-game lead in the NL West. The Brewers, in second place in the NL Central, are 62-53.

The Dodgers will send All-Star Tony Gonsolin to the mound today for his 22nd start of the season. After a couple rough starts surrounding the All-Star break, Gonsolin has been outstanding his last two times out, combining for 11.2 innings pitched and just one run allowed. His season ERA sits at 2.24.

Taking the mound for Milwaukee will be noted Dodger killer Eric Lauer, also making his 22nd start of the season. Unlike Milwaukee’s last two starters, Lauer’s ERA is actually quite a bit better than his underlying numbers, most notably a 4.68 FIP.

Team Games (W/L)

  • Dodgers against the spread (ATS) this season: 73-42 (per
  • Brewers ATS: 48-67

Betting Odds

The Dodgers are back in the favorites column (-180) after being underdogs yesterday for the first time in a while, as of 9:50 AM PT. The Dodgers are favored to cover the 1.5-run spread (-113), while the Brewers are (-106) to cover. The Dodgers are -180 to win the game outright, and the Brewers are at +152. The over-under is set at 8 runs, with the over at (-114) and the under at (-106).

Dodgers Player Props

Max Muncy has the lowest odds to homer for the Dodgers today at (+320), with Mookie Betts (+360), Trea Turner (+390), and Freddie Freeman (+400) coming in behind Muncy. Hanser Alberto is a longshot bet at (+870).

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. The game is also available nationally on FS1.

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Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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