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Gonzalez Has Been Otherworldly For Nationals

There is simply no hotter pitcher in baseball than Gio Gonzalez. In the southpaw’s past five starts, he is 5-0 with a 0.79 ERA while giving up just two extra-base hits. Gonzalez will take the bump for the Nats when they open a four-game set with the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • Zach Davies has a 5.97 ERA at home this season compared to a 2.13 ERA on the road.
  • The Nationals are 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Brewers’ last 11 games.

The Brew Crew will counter with Zach Davies, who has recorded a quality start in each of his past three outings. Those three games have seen the young righty allow one earned run in 19.2 innings pitched. Davies has already faced the Nationals once this season, allowing just three hits and no runs in 7.2 innings.

The Nationals enter the series riding a four-game winning streak that has seen them hold opponents to just 2.3 runs per game. The Brewers have been impressive in their own right recently, going 3-1 in their past four, including back-to-back wins over the MLB-leading LA Dodgers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Milwaukee Brewers in this one found them listed on the oddsboard as moneyline underdogs of 110 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.9-1.6 win for the Nationals on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Brewers bring a 69-64 record to the battle against the 81-51 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Milwaukee Brewers) and the No. 7 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Milwaukee Brewers and its No. 20-rated batting order, averaging 4.54 runs per nine innings, against the No. 2 lineup of the Washington Nationals at 5.31 runs per outing.

Defensively, Washington features the No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.23 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.75 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Stephen Strasburg chucked 9 shutout innings at the Marlins in their last game, striking out 8 in a 4-0 win against Miami in baseball action at Nationals Park.

Milwaukee got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday at Miller Park behind starter Chase Anderson.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 11 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Milwaukee, Friday, September 1