Sunday, August 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Garza (6-13) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (9-8)
The Washington Nationals host the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park on Sunday. Matt Garza is the probable starter for the Brewers and he'll face Jordan Zimmermann of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at -129 and Washington at +119. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Brewers, with a 57-66 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 58-57 over/under record. The Nationals are 51-70 against the run line and have a 63-54 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Brewers show up with a 53-70 record, including 25-32 on the road. Matt Garza has an earned run average of 4.98 and is 6-13 so far on the season while having a 1.44 WHIP. The Brewers are 8-14 over his 135.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 150 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Brewers are 12-8 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.46 and they've given up 325 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .230 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 129 times and striking out 391 times. Milwaukee is averaging 7.93 strikeouts per game while getting 8.89 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.14.
Milwaukee is batting .251 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .254 away from home. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .306 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. Gerardo Parra leads the team in hits with 129 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.45 hits per game.
Washington is 31-24 at home while holding a 60-61 overall record on the season. Jordan Zimmermann is starting this game 9-8 for the season with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.21. The Nationals have a record of 14-11 over the 154.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 159 hits. Against the over/under, the Nationals are 14-10 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.64 and they have given up 329 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 105 times and striking out 319 times. Washington is averaging 8.2 strikeouts per game while getting 8.97 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78.
They are batting .247 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .244 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. Bryce Harper leads the team in hits with 129 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.27 hits a game.
The Brewers have committed 90 errors and have combined for 1,247 assists and 3,275 put outs leading to a .980 team fielding percentage. The Nationals have committed 72 errors on the season with 1132 assists and 3,195 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 58-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 57-66 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 63-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 51-70 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 (8/19)
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 60 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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