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Donovan Hand, Taylor Jordan take mound in Nationals vs Brewers tilt

Milwaukee BrewersWashington Nationals
July 4, 11:05 AM | GrassNationals Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Milwaukee duelling Washington on Thursday at Nationals Park.

Donovan Hand gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Brewers on this day; he's 0-1 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Taylor Jordan, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.

View Milwaukee vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Brewers were listed as +-159 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 10 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Brewers sit at a National League No. 11 on the same chart.


How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 7.8 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Milwaukee at +123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Brewers enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Wednesday, with Kyle Lohse throwing 8 innings of 4-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing San Diego are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Brewers at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to NY Mets, Friday, July 5
Washington home to San Diego, Friday, July 5