The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers will begin a four-game set Thursday at 7:40 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Trevor Bauer will start for the Dodgers, while the Brewers will put Eric Lauer on the mound. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET
Moneyline pick: Dodgers -200
The run line for Thursday night’s game is currently set at 1.5, with the Dodgers listed as the road favorite. The defending World Series champs are also the overwhelming favorite on the moneyline (-200). The Dodgers recently lost two out of three at home to the Cincinnati Reds, but were able to salvage the last game on Wednesday with an 8-0 win. Justin Turner went 1-for-4 at the plate, smacking his team-leading sixth home run of the season. The vet is also hitting .337/.422/.628 with 20 RBI.
Los Angeles will put the ball in the hands of Trevor Bauer, who has been as advertised since signing a three-year deal in the offseason. Bauer has a stellar record of 3-0 with an ERA of 2.53. He’s also produced a ridiculous 45 strikeouts in only 32.0 IP. In three starts against the Brew Crew, Bauer has an ERA of 2.66 and 32 strikeouts in 20.1 IP. Meanwhile, Milwaukee has been hit hard by the injury bug. The team already lost starting outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain to injury. And now their best starting pitcher Corbin Burnes was placed on the injured list. The Brewers have won three out of their last five games, but only hitting .217 as a team. Lauer will be making his season debut after being recalled from the team’s alternate site on Wednesday. In four games last season, he had a record of 0-2 and ERA of 13.50.
Player Prop: Trevor Bauer over 8.5 strikeouts (-143)
There’s a ton of juice on Bauer’s strikeout prop, which does not come as surprise. He’s been downright electric on the mound and the Brewers’ offense is not in great shape. In fact, the Brew Crew is averaging 10.46 strikeouts per game, which is second worst behind the Texas Rangers. Bauer has gone over 8.5 strikeouts in four out of his last five starts. Take the juice on Bauer and Dodgers tonight in Wisconsin.
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