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Edwin Jackson out to silence Brewers bats in MLB contest

Milwaukee BrewersWashington Nationals
Sep 21, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Odds

77-72TEAM RECORD91-58

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

For the Nationals, Edwin Jackson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Brewers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Shaun Marcum, 5-4 on the year.

View Milwaukee vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nationals in this one will find them as -130 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 2 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Brewers, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Brewers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 9-7 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -106 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got the job done in their last match in a 9-7 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday at PNC Park behind starter Michael Fiers.

Washington won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Dodgers on September 20. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday at Nationals Park behind starter Ross Detwiler.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Brewers at Nationals trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Washington, Saturday, September 22