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Scherzer Could Cause Some Empty Swings From Brewers

Nats’ co-ace Max Scherzer (8-4, 3.29 ERA) will take the mound tonight as his NL East-leading team heads to Brew Town to open up a series with Milwaukee in a pitching matchup with Zach Davies (5-3, 3.62 ERA).

  • The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Brewers.
  • The Brewers are 5-2 in their 7 games at home.
  • The Nationals are 8-1 OU in their last 9 games as road favorites.

Davies has actually been really good this year, despite his age and the skill of the team he pitches for. In eight home starts this year, the young righty is 4-2 with a 2.88 ERA and is limiting hitters to a .210 batting average. If he wants the win tonight, the offensively challenged Brewers offense will have to overachieve against one of the most talented pitchers in the Majors.

Scherzer wasn’t great to start the season but has been locked in lately. He is 3-0 in his last four starts and allowed a total of four runs in 28 total innings in those games. In his last start against the Brew Crew, Scherzer tossed a complete-game one-hitter with 16 strikeouts and carried a perfect game into the seventh inning. Look for another strong performance from the Washington righty.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Milwaukee Brewers as 150 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.5-4.4 win for the Brewers on Friday. 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

Milwaukee (32-40) will face the 43-30 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Washington injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Milwaukee Brewers and the league No. 7-ranked Washington Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Milwaukee Brewers No. 24-ranked scoring average of 4.04 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.53 runs per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.17 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.52 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.54 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Los Angeles on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Milwaukee rolled to a 4-2 win against Oakland on Wednesday, as Junior Guerra and the Brewers' bats led the team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games
  • Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Milwaukee, Saturday, June 25th