Brewers vs Dodgers NLCS Game 5 Odds & Preview

Brewers vs Dodgers NLCS Game 5 Odds & Preview

Written by on October 16, 2018

The Dodgers host the Brewers in NLDS Game 5 on Wednesday, Oct. 17. After tying the series last night in Game 4, Los Angeles sends ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound, hoping that he can stop Milwaukee’s high-powered batting line-up. Will Kershaw get it done? Or, will the Brewers get to him again the way they did in Game 1? Check out our analysis and a free MLB betting pick for Brewers vs Dodgers Game 5!

Brewers vs Dodgers NLCS Game 5 Odds & Preview

 
  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5:05 pm ET
  • Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
  • TV: FS1
  • Radio: Milwaukee / Los Angeles 
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • Starting Pitchers:  MIL – Wade Miley / LAD – Clayton Kershaw
  • NLCS Game 5 Odds: Dodgers -163

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 24°C/76°F
  • Humidity: 29%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 10 mph W
  • Cloud Cover: 0%
  • Type of Stadium: open

Why the Milwaukee Brewers are a good bet on the moneyline?

Wade Miley threw extremely well in his first NLDS start. On Oct. 13, Miley pitched 5.2 innings. He only gave up 2 hits and didn’t allow a run. Miley also struck out 3 in the 5.2 innings of work.

Because Miley didn’t pitch that many innings, he should be rested enough to dominate the Dodgers again. The Dodgers usually bat .261 against him, but he showed in the Brewers’ win that he could shut down L.A.’s bats.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 4.79
  • BA: .256
  • OPS: .757
  • HR: 210
  • SB: 95
Defense:
  • ERA: 4.33
  • WHIP: 1.31
  • KS: 1,049
  • Quality Starts: 84
  • Errors: 74

Why the L.A. Dodgers are a good bet on the moneyline?

Are the Dodgers a safe bet for NLCS Game 5?

The L.A. Dodgers send their ace to the mound in hopes of taking a game in the NLCS. Dodgers played great in Game 2 when beating the Brewers in Milwaukee, but they failed in Game 3 in the first matchup at Dodgers Stadium.

When he’s on, Clayton Kershaw’s stuff is better than any pitcher’s in MLB. Kershaw should be on at home where he posted a 2.58 ERA and struck out 82 batters in 83.2 innings pitched.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 4.93
  • BA: .250
  • OPS: .774
  • HR: 235
  • SB: 75
Defense:
  • ERA: 3.38
  • WHIP: 1.15
  • KS: 1,565
  • Quality Starts: 79
  • Errors: 100

Brewers vs Dodgers NLCS Game 5 Betting Trends

  • Milwaukee is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 13-1 SU in the last 14 games
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers are 8-3 SU in the last 11 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of the Dodgers’s last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Final MLB Betting Analysis for Brewers vs Dodgers

Kershaw must pitch his best for the Dodgers to beat the Brewers on Thursday. He didn’t pitch his best in Game 1. Milwaukee ran Kershaw off the mound after 3 innings. The Brewers scored 5 runs off 6 hits.

It’s hard to see Kershaw bouncing back with a great effort. Even if he does, Miley should have more success versus Dodgers’ batters than Kershaw has versus Brewers’ batters. Milwaukee’s been patient enough to wait for L.A.’s relievers to get into the game before scoring runs in bunches.

The Brewers have that team of destiny feeling about them. Even though Los Angeles played at home in Game 3, the Dodgers couldn’t rally against Milwaukee. In fact, Brewers held L.A. to 0 runs. Teams destined to make the World Series do things like that in road games.

Milwaukee’s playing too well now to lose Game 5. They’re the pick.

NLCS Game 5 Pick: Milwaukee Brewers moneyline  

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