Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals Betting Preview

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The Washington Nationals are set to host the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park. The game gets underway 1:35 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will broadcast this NL matchup.

Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals Odds

Both teams have equal moneyline odds (-105) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 9.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -125 for the over and +105 for the under. The game’s most recent runline odds stand at +140 for picking the Brewers -1.5 runs and -160 for the Nationals +1.5.

The Brewers are 76-61 SU and are 68-68 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 11.7 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 4.7 units ATS. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 68-68 SU and 63-72 ATS. The team has lost 26.3 units for moneyline bettors and 11.9 units ATS.

Nationals games have had an over/under record of 59-73-3 in 2018. Milwaukee has an over/under record of 65-67-4.

Right-hander Junior Guerra is getting the nod for the visiting Brewers. Guerra is 6-9 with a 4.09 ERA and 125 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA against Washington this year.

The Nationals are putting the ball in the hands of Jefry Rodriguez (2-1, 4.54 ERA, 1.43 WHIP), who has 26 strikeouts and 20 walks this season. Rodriguez hasn’t faced the Brewers yet this year and did not pitch in the majors last season.

Washington’s pitching staff has allowed 4.1 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.93, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.8. The bullpen has a 3.89 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

Washington’s offense has put up 4.6 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .250/.326/.405 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Nationals’ hitters have been led by Trea Turner, who is hitting .271/.338/.412 with 16 home runs, 56 RBIs, 82 runs and 35 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.99 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.78 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.88, along with a K/9 of 9.98.

The Brewers offense has slashed .252/.321/.421 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.6 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).

Christian Yelich has provided a spark to the Milwaukee offense. Yelich is slashing .317/.379/.556 with 26 home runs, 77 RBIs, 94 runs and 16 stolen bases.

The Nationals just snuck away with the previous game in this series by a final tally of five runs to four.

Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Nationals, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in three of Washington’s last seven games.
  • The Brewers have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.
  • Washington has posted 22.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.2 over its last five.