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L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers MoneyLine Pick

Time: 7:10 PM EST Saturday August 9, 2014 FSWI

Location: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Brewers host the L.A. Dodgers in a National League match up.

In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3-game series yesterday the Brewers beat the Dodgers 9-3.

In their win over the Dodgers the Brewers were down 3-2 in the 7th inning, but rallied for the 9-3 win.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Dodgers are 2-6 in Zach Greinke’s last 8 road starts.

The Brewers are 0-5 in Mike Fiers’ last 5 home starts.

In the last 11 games between these 2 teams in Milwaukee the Under record is 9-2.

Pitching Match Up

Los Angeles: Zach Greinke (12-7, 2.71 ERA)
Milwaukee: Mike Fiers (0-1, 2.57 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Dodgers -134 / Brewers +124
Run Line: Dodgers -1.5 +120
Total Line: 7.5 Over -115

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Los Angeles Dodgers: 66-51 SU / O/U 54-56 / Run Line W/L 56-61
Milwaukee Brewers: 64-52 SU / O/U 57-55 / Run Line W/L 57-59‏

Key Betting Trends

• LA is 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
• LA is 10-3 in their last 13 overall.
• LA has an Under record of 3-0-1 in their last 4 road games.
• MIL is 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
• MIL is 4-10 in their last 14 games as an underdog.
• MIL has an Under record of 12-4 in their last 16 games.

Key Player Injuries

DODGERS

Josh Beckett Left hip impingement on 15-day DL(8/4)
Chad Billingsley Recovery from right elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/19)
A.J. Ellis knee day-to-day(8/2)
Onelki Garcia Recovery from left elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/22)
Adrian Gonzalez Left game – right knee bruise day-to-day(8/1)
Paul Maholm Torn right ACL – out for season on 60-day DL(8/2)
Chris Perez Bone spurs, right ankle on 15-day DL(8/4)
Hanley Ramirez Left game – right side tightness day-to-day(8/8)
Paco Rodriguez Left shoulder strain on 15-day DL(8/4)
Chris Withrow Torn UCL, right elbow on 60-day DL(5/21)

BREWERS

Jeff Bianchi Strained right elbow on 15-day DL(7/13)
Matt Garza Left oblique strain on 15-day DL(8/4)
Jim Henderson Right shoulder inflammation on 60-day DL(5/2)
Jonathan Lucroy Sore right hamstring day-to-day(8/8)
Tyler Thornburg Right elbow soreness on 60-day DL(6/7)
Wei-Chung Wang Left shoulder tightness on 15-day DL(7/11)

MoneyLine Pick:

The Brewers are on a bit of a roll with 3 wins in their last 4 games. They’re at home facing a pitcher they crushed for 5 runs in just 4 innings last season. Mike Fies gets the call up from the minors where he was sharp going 8-5 with a 2.55 ERA in 17 starts in Triple A. The under is a possible play here, but the value is with is on the side bet.

Take the Milwaukee Brewers +124‏

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