Donovan Hand, Taylor Jordan take mound in Nationals vs Brewers tilt
Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Odds
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.
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.
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
Milwaukee home to NY Mets, Friday, July 5
Washington home to San Diego, Friday, July 5