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MLB betting line favors Brewers over Nationals

Washington NationalsMilwaukee Brewers
May 23, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling Milwaukee on Monday at Miller Park.

The Brewers will rely on Yovani Gallardo to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tom Gorzelanny will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Yovani Gallardo is 5-2 this season, and Tom Gorzelanny is 2-3.

View Washington vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as underdogs of +-165 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Brewers and the league No. 10-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.5 hits on average).

Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Washington was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 2-1 on Sunday behind a start from Chris Tillman at Camden Yards.

The Brewers were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at +113 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Brewers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ubaldo Jimenez and the Rockies 3-1 on Sunday at Miller Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Washington at Milwaukee, Tuesday, May 24