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Milwaukee Brewers take on Nationals in baseball test

Milwaukee BrewersWashington Nationals
April 17, 5:00 PM | GrassNationals Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD6-7

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

Washington hands the ball to starter Livan Hernandez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-1 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Marco Estrada, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View Milwaukee vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nationals in this one will find them as -120 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 6.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

A few Brewers at Nationals trends to consider:
Milwaukee7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games
Milwaukee4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Milwaukee is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games ,on the road
Milwaukee is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,at home
Washington is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Monday, April 18
Washington at St. Louis, Tuesday, April 19

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