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Baseball Matchup - Milwaukee Brewers Washington Nationals Odds Preview

Washington NationalsMilwaukee Brewers
Aug 3, 7:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

53-56TEAM RECORD46-63

MLB wagering interest swings to the Milwaukee vs Washington battle on Saturday at Miller Park as the Brewers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Dan Haren gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Nationals on this day; he's 5-11 on the season. The Brewers, meanwhile, will counter with Donovan Hand, who will be looking to improve on his 0-2 mark.

View Washington vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Brewers as +109 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Brewers) and the No. 8 (Nationals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 10 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Washington brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Brewers' league No. 13-ranked defense.

The Nationals were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tom Gorzelanny and the Brewers 4-1 on Friday at Miller Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nationals at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 15 games when playing at home against Washington
Milwaukee is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Milwaukee, Sunday, August 4