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Dodgers vs Brewers: Latest Betting Odds, Predictions and Picks for August 18

The Dodgers go into this morning’s game in Milwaukee looking for a series win over the Brewers. Andrew Heaney and his 1.16 ERA take the mound for the Dodgers, but winning the series will be no small task, as Brewers ace Corbin Burnes will take the mound against the Dodgers offense. The Dodgers come in with an MLB-best 81-35 record and hold a 17-game lead in the NL West. The Brewers, in second place in the NL Central, are 62-54.

Heaney will be making his eighth start of the season, and the fourth straight since coming off his most recent injured list stint. In Heaney’s last start in Kansas City, he took a line drive off his throwing arm in the third inning. He stayed in the game to complete the inning, but he was removed for precautionary reasons. He’s had no lingering effects from the liner, so he should be ready to go deep in the game.

Burnes has been the Brewers’ ace again this year, with a 2.39 ERA that is actually a bit lower than last year, when he led the majors in ERA and won the Cy Young Award. But while his FIP last year was a league-best 1.63, this year it’s a more pedestrian 3.04, suggesting a bit of good luck on his part. Burnes has already allowed more walks and home runs than he did all year last year.

Team Games (W/L)

  • Dodgers against the spread (ATS) this season: 73-43 (per
  • Brewers ATS: 49-67

Betting Odds

The betting odds reflect how unpredictable this game is, with both the Dodgers and the Brewers at (-108) to win, as of 8:07 AM PT. The Brewers are favored to cover the 1.5-run spread (-172), while the Dodgers are (+142) to cover. The over-under is set at 7.5 runs, with the over at (-104) and the under at (-118).

Dodgers Player Props

Mookie Betts has the lowest odds to homer for the Dodgers today at (+320), with Will Smith (+370), Max Muncy (+420), and Freddie Freeman (+420) coming in behind Mookie. Gavin Lux is a longshot bet at (+900).

First pitch is set for 11:10 AM 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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Jeff Snider

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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