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Sep 22, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Odds

78-72TEAM RECORD91-59

Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Milwaukee Brewers pay a visit to Nationals Park.

The match puts starter Wily Peralta for the Brewers on the hill facing Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals. Peralta brings a 2-0 mark to the game, while Gonzalez is 19-8 to date on the season.

View Milwaukee vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Washington sat as -165 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals - Brewers odds would favor the Nationals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 2 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Milwaukee is at No. 8 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Brewers defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Brewers batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Washington owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's National League No. 12-rated defense.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Nationals on September 21. Bettors who backed the Brewers at +127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 4-2 final on Friday in support of Shaun Marcum at Nationals Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

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

A few Brewers at Nationals trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Washington is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at Washington, Sunday, September 23

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