Dodgers vs Brewers predictions: Picks, odds, live stream, TV channel, start time Wednesday, August 17

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers face off Wednesday with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10 p.m. EST. The game takes place at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will be available on FS1. Tony Gonsolin will be on the hill for LA while the home side will send Eric Lauer over the hump.

The Dodgers are the only baseball team to hit the 80-win mark so far, but have lost two of their last three, which is highly unusual for them. They’ve shared that streak with Milwaukee so far, after losing in extra innings Tuesday night. Still even with the slight hiccup recently, LA is still dominant after winning 24 of its last 30 and eight of its last 10. Gonsolin has also been very good this season, going 14-1 with a 2.24 ERA, despite not having faced Milwaukee.

Milwaukee sits just wide of the lead in the NL Central, two games behind St. Louis, and will be hoping to gain ground tonight. They’ve been a very average team recently, winning five of their last 10 and 10 of their last 20, so they’ve kept pace, but they haven’t blown anyone away either. Lauer has been good lately, allowing just 13 earned runs in his last 40.1 innings pitched, though he allowed at least one earned run in each of those seven games.

Dodgers vs. Brewers

Pitchers: Tony Gonsolin vs. Eric Lauer
First launch: 8:10 p.m. EST
Dodgers Local Broadcast: Spectrum SportsNet
Brewers Local Broadcast: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Direct: FS1, FOX Sports app

Odds, picks and predictions

run line: Dodgers -1.5
Run total: 8.5
Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -175, Brewers +150

Moneyline choice: Dodgers-175

LA has been a steamroller throughout the season, racking up win after win. They lost last night and they don’t tend to lose back-to-back games very often. Also, Gonsolin has been solid all season, so don’t expect that to change tonight.

Choice of player accessories: Eric Lauer on 5.5 strikeouts (+125)

The Brewers pitcher isn’t a big hitter, having eclipsed the five-K mark only twice in his last seven starts. However, there are reasons to think that this bet will succeed. The Dodgers don’t normally hit a ton, averaging 8.30 per game, which ranks them 13th in baseball. But over the past few nights, LA has averaged 12 Ks per game over its last three and last night the team struck out 15 times.

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