Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 5/8/2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Brandon Woodruff
The Washington Nationals visit Miller Park on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals and Brandon Woodruff for the Brewers.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +165 and Milwaukee at -175. The Nationals have a 19-14-1 over/under record and a 12-22-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 18-19-0 against the run line and have a 15-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 19-14-1 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 12-22-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 15-21-1 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 18-19-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/05/19 1B Matt Adams Shoulder 10-day IL (05/05)
05/04/19 LF Juan Soto Back 10-day IL (05/01)
04/28/19 1B Ryan Zimmerman Plantar Fasciitis 10-day IL (04/28)
04/27/19 P Koda Glover Elbow 60-day IL
04/26/19 P Trevor Rosenthal Infection 10-day IL (04/26)
04/20/19 P Austen Williams Undisclosed 10-day IL (04/20)
04/02/19 SS Trea Turner Finger 10-day IL (04/03)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/07/19 CF Lorenzo Cain Hand is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Washington Nationals
05/07/19 LF Ryan Braun Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Washington Nationals
05/01/19 P Chase Anderson Finger 10-day IL (05/01)
04/11/19 P Corey Knebel Elbow 60-day IL (04/11); is out for season
03/27/19 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Bobby Wahl ACL 60-day IL (04/05); is out for season
03/25/19 P Brent Suter Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 14-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 5.33 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 22 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.48 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the bullpen and they've struck out 106 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Washington allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 302 base hits and 164 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 343. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team Washington is hitting .246, good for 15th in the league. The Nationals hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Howie Kendrick is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 24 hits this season in 71 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .592 and an OPS+ of 157. Adam Eaton is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 138 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Nationals have 286 hits, including 49 doubles and 50 home runs. Washington has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 340 times as a unit. They have left 236 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 162 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 21-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.71, Brandon Woodruff has a 4-1 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 36.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 167 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 316 base knocks and 176 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 139 hitters and struck out 340 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Brewers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .316. He has 37 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 90. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 29 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .445. The Brewers as a unit have 306 base hits, including 53 doubles and 62 homers. Milwaukee has walked 130 times this year and they have struck out on 357 occasions. They have had 243 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 177 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers -175
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