Saturday, August 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Taylor Jungmann (7-4) vs. Joe Ross (3-5)
The Milwaukee Brewers take on the Washington Nationals on Saturday at Nationals Park. Taylor Jungmann is the probable starter for the Brewers and he'll face Joe Ross of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +147 and Washington at -157. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers, with a 56-66 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 57-57 over/under record. The Nationals are 51-69 against the run line and have a 62-54 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Brewers head into this matchup with a 52-70 record, including 24-32 on the road. Taylor Jungmann has an earned run average of 2.23 and is 7-4 so far on the season while having a 1.12 WHIP. He's pitched 80.2 innings thus far while surrendering 64 hits over that time and when he starts, the Brewers are 8-5. The Brewers are also 4-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.47 and they've given up 324 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .231 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 127 times and striking out 385 times. Milwaukee is averaging 7.91 strikeouts per game while getting 8.91 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.15.
Milwaukee is batting .249 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .251 away from home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .305 and they hold a .390 team slugging percentage. Gerardo Parra leads the team in hits with 127 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.4 hits per game.
With a 31-23 home record, Washington will hope to improve on their 60-60 overall mark. Joe Ross is starting this game 3-5 for the season with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.08. He's pitched 53.2 innings thus far while surrendering 49 hits over that time in which the Nationals are 3-6. The Nationals are also 3-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 2.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.60 and they have given up 323 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .245 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 104 times and striking out 317 times. Washington is averaging 8.21 strikeouts per game while getting 8.92 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75.
They are batting .247 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .245 at home. Ranked at 15th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .315 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. Yunel Escobar leads the team in hits with 128 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.29 hits a game.
The Brewers have committed 90 errors and have combined for 1,238 assists and 3,248 put outs leading to a .980 team fielding percentage. The Nationals have committed 70 errors on the season with 1121 assists and 3,168 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 57-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 56-66 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 62-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 51-69 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/21/15 P Tyler Cravy Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/14/15 P Michael Blazek Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/13)
08/21/15 1B Tyler Moore Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/9)
08/08/15 2B Dan Uggla Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8)
07/10/15 CF Denard Span Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers
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