Bet Brewers Will Beat Newcomer Hernandez & Dodgers in MLB

Jeff Grant

Friday, August 8, 2014 2:01 PM GMT

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 2:01 PM GMT

Roberto Hernandez has already mentioned that he expects to be nervous in his debut as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, which will allow the Milwaukee Brewers to jump on him early Friday.

Riding on the Freeway
The Los Angeles Dodgers captured their final three games against the Los Angeles Angels in their recent Freeway Series, including a 7-0 victory as -107 road favorites Thursday, while going UNDER the betting total for the third time in four opportunities.
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has regained his confidence at the plate in recent weeks, which is important to consider when making your MLB predictions, considering he also has an 11-game hitting streak at Miller Park.
It’s important to point out that the club has compiled a 11-13 record against National League Central opponents in 2014.

 

Sitting on Top
Milwaukee has been alone or at least tied for first place in the NL Central standings every day since April 5, as it has alternated wins and losses over its last four games—coming off a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants as -129 home favorites yesterday.
The Brewers have won 14 of 20 meetings against NL West foes this season, while the UNDER is on a 14-6 overall run in this particular series.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 52-47 when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season.

 

Hernandez
The Dodgers acquired the right-hander in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, as they were enthused by his 3-0 record and 1.81 ERA in his last four trips to the mound.
Hernandez (6-8, 3.87 ERA) is 4-3 with a 4.78 ERA in 10 road games (nine starts), with opposing hitters batting .280 against him (.204 at Citizens Bank Park).
In three career efforts (two starts) versus the Brewers, the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona has produced a 1-0 mark and 2.57 ERA.

 

Lohse
Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse (11-6, 3.40 ERA) has suffered back-to-back losses, including a 9-7 setback on the road to the St. Louis Cardinals last time out, but many baseball handicappers may look past that poor effort due to the fact that he moved up in the rotation due to another player suffering an injury.
The right-hander is 4-2 with a 2.32 ERA in nine home outings—issuing just six walks and striking out 50 batters in 66.0 combined frames.
In 11 lifetime games (nine starts) versus the Blue Crew, Lohse has registered a 2-4 record and 4.66 ERA.

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Brewers in the first five innings as one of their MLB betting picks, as Hernandez is 7-22 with a 4.69 ERA during his career in the month of August, which isn’t going to calm his nerves in a pressure-packed situation.
Free MLB Pick:  Milwaukee Brewers First 5 Inning

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