The Milwaukee Brewers are heading east to face the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is in line to broadcast this NL matchup and the game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals Odds
Vegas is listing Milwaukee (+115) as the underdog to Washington (-125). The total stands at nine runs and bettors can wager on the over for +100 or the under for -120. The game’s runline odds sit at -180 for betting the Brewers +1.5 runs and +160 for the Nationals -1.5.
The Nationals are 67-67 straight up (SU) and 63-71 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 25.1 units for moneyline bettors and 10.9 units (ATS). The Brewers have gone 75-60 SU this year and are 67-67 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 9.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 4.7 units ATS.
Nationals games have an over/under record of 59-72-3 in 2018. Milwaukee has an over/under record of 65-65-4.
Jhoulys Chacin is getting the nod for the visiting Brewers. The right-handed Chacin is 13-5 with a 3.61 ERA and 129 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 1.59 ERA against Washington this year.
The Nationals are putting the ball in the right hand of Tanner Roark (8-13, 3.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP), who has 134 strikeouts and 48 walks. Roark is 1-0 with 11 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Milwaukee this year.
As a unit, Washington’s pitching staff has allowed 4.1 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have a 3.92 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.90 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.
Washington’s hitters are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 6.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .276/.354/.477 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
Shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Anthony Rendon have led the Nationals’ hitters this year. Turner is hitting .266/.333/.407 with 16 home runs, 55 RBIs, 81 runs and 33 stolen bases, while Rendon’s line is .298/.358/.508 with 18 homers, 65 RBIs and 64 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.03 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.81 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.85, along with a WHIP of 1.26.
Brewers hitters have slashed .252/.321/.421 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 5.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Milwaukee’s offensive production has been powered by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, who have combined to drive in 110 runs. Yelich is slashing .316/.378/.559 with 26 home runs, 76 RBIs, 93 runs and 14 stolen bases, while Cain (.311/.402/.439) is up to 10 homers, 34 RBIs, 72 runs and 24 steals.
The Brewers have gained 14.1 units and are 53-49 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 45 of those games, as opposed to 53 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Nationals have lost 6.5 units and are 49-48 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 42 of those games, compared to 53 that’ve gone under.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – OVER