MLB Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick: August 15th 2011
The Los Angeles Dodgers are doing something their organization isn’t used to doing in mid-August, simply playing out the season. The Dodgers have won three in a row, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and 24-30 on the road this season. As a team Los Angeles is hitting .252 led by Matt Kemp at .320, Andre Ethier at .299, and Jamey Carroll at .295. As a team the Dodgers pitching staff has a combined ERA of 3.77 with the starters at 3.66 and the bullpen at 4.02. For game one at Miller Park Los Angeles starts Ted Lilly who has lost his last two starts. For the season Lilly has allowed 141 hits and 72 earned runs while striking out 106 in 137.2 innings of work.
Milwaukee is 16-3 in their last 19 home games against a team with a losing road record, 5-2 in their last seven games against a left handed starter, and 7-1 in Wolf’s last eight home starts. Los Angeles is 5-2 in their last seven road games, 5-11 in their last 16 games against a left handed starter, and 1-5 in Lilly’s last six road starts. Los Angeles has won five of the last six meetings of these two. TAKE MILWAUKEE MINUS