Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in NLCS

Dodgers meet Brewers for Baseball Odds Today at the NLCS

October 16, 2018 MLB Baseball, Sports Betting

Certainly, there were few gamblers that saw Milwaukee is a viable threat with the baseball odds today.  Yet the Brewers stunned all by winning the National League Central Division championship.  In the same way they defeated the favored Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field to clinch the title. Owing to their loss in the 2017 World Series has made the Dodgers less appealing with gamblers.  Subsequently Los Angeles has been among he biggest money losers on the board.  Extending that is the fact the Dodgers attract far too much public betting money.  On the whole value is paramount for the NLCS.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers in NLCS

Date and Time: October 16 through October 20, 2018

Location:  Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

2018 NLCS Betting Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Brewers-1½ (+145)7½ (-110)
Dodgers-15 (-110)64 (-110)
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National League Championship Series

The National League Championship Series is a best of seven playoff.  As a result, the winner between the Dodgers and Brewers will move on to the World Series.  Above all Los Angeles is again the baseball odds today heavy favorite.   Hence the question of wagering value in on the minds of all gamblers.  For example, the Dodgers were a massive money loser despite going 92-71.  Meanwhile the Brewers were among the most profitable teams on the board with a mark of 96-67.  In particular the Dodgers have gushed red ink since September 2017.

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee’s sports betting strengths are excellent hitting and a strong bullpen.  In fact, the Brewers ranked fourth in MLB for home runs.  In particular Christian Yelich has emerged as a superstar.  To illuminate Yelich hit .326 with 34 doubles, 36 home runs, and 110 runs batted in.  Yelich arrived after five seasons with Miami where he showed such immense potential.  Milwaukee’s bullpen ranked fifth in MLB for earned run average.  Of great concern for gamblers is Milwaukee’s starting pitching.  The Brewers ranked a poor 26thin MLB for quality starts.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Balanced against the Brewers is the Dodgers great balance.  To show Los Angeles ranked fifth for run production and second for earned run average.  Encompassing the Dodgers strengths is a lineup that ranked second in MLB for home runs.  Max Muncy led Los Angeles with 35 home runs on the season.  Supplementing LA’s success was a ranking of sixth for quality starts.  Furthermore, the Dodgers ranked eighth for bullpen ERA.

Team vs Team

At Dodger Stadium the Brewers have a subpar record of 4-6 in their last 10 games.  Along the same lines six of the last eight in this matchup at Los Angeles have gone under the total.  Comparable numbers favor the Dodgers at Miller Park in Milwaukee.  For example, LA is 8-4 in their last 12 games at Milwaukee.  Accordingly, nine of the last 14 in this series at Milwaukee have gone over the total.

Matchup to Watch

Owing to the high prices on LA with baseball odds today makes Milwaukee well worth considering.  Regardless of record Los Angeles is a costly team to lose a bet with.  As a consequence, the Brewers bring vastly superior value for a series that looks even.  As mentioned earlier they made vastly more money with a similar record to LA.

MLB Betting Odds Picks

In sum Milwaukee brings the better wagering value and equal ability.

MLB Betting Online Pick: Milwaukee Brewers

MLB Betting Online Series Prediction: Brewers 4, Dodgers 3

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