|Written by Michael|
Bet on the MLBIt's a getaway matinee today, as the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals conclude their 4 game set this afternoon in DC. The games first pitch in Nationals Park is scheduled to be thrown at 1:05 PM ET.
Thus far the Brewers hold a 2-1 series lead after posting their sixth win in a row on Friday 4-2, dropping a 10-4 decision on Saturday, then coming back yesterday 6-2. Milwaukee (79-73) trails their fellow NL Central division foe, St. Louis Cardinals by 2.5 games for the leagues second wild card entry. They have won 8 of the last 10, but overall have not fared well away from Brewtown going just 33-44 on the road.
Washington (92-60) has already clinched a playoff berth and needs to go 6-4 in its next 10 to clinch the NL East title no matter what Atlanta does in its final 9. The Nationals are 47-30 in our nation's capital.
Today's pitchers are both right-handers with Marco Estrada (4-6, 3.56 ERA) taking the hill for the Brewers and Jordan Zimmermann (11-8, 2.96 ERA) for the Nationals. They both won their last starts on 9/19. Estrada pitched 7 shutout innings against the Pirates and Zimmermann surrendered just 1 run in six innings of work vs. the Dodgers. Against right-handers, the Brewers are 55-53 overall this years, and 6-0 in their last 10 games. The Nationals are 64-42 against righties on the season, and 3-5 in their last 10.
The Brewers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games, and 5-1 SU in their last 6 on the road. The total has gone OVER in 15 of their last 23 games, and OVER in 10 of their last 15 outside of Milwaukee. The Nationals are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games, but 17-8 in their last 25 at home.
Between these two teams, Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in their last 6 when playing in the nation's capital. The Nationals hold a 4-3 edge in the season series against the Brewers.
Washington is a home favorite from Betroyal.com sportsbook at a -$135, while Milwaukee is a +$125. As the favorite, the Nationals are 69-37 on the year, and 3-3 in their last 10 games. The Brewers, as the dog, are 26-34 on the season, and 2-1 in their last 10. The over/under of 8 total runs is available at -$120.
Go here to read our last gambling preview on the Brewers. We also previewed their trends when they played the Padres on this page. For the Nationals, click here to read our baseball betting preview of the Braves series,