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MLB betting line favors Brewers over Nationals

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April 16, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD6-7

The Washington Nationals host Milwaukee on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-7 mark against the 7-6 Brewers in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

Yovani Gallardo, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Brewers, while the Nationals trot Jason Marquis to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2011.

View Milwaukee vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Brewers were listed as 140 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

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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. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Milwaukee lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Washington at Nationals Park.

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

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

A few Brewers at Nationals trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
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 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Washington, Sunday, April 17

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