Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/2/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-135) Washington (+114)
The Milwaukee Brewers (57-50) are traveling to Nationals Park on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Washington Nationals (45-62). The odds on this game have the Brewers at -135 and the Nationals are opening at +114. The betting total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Wade Miley and MacKenzie Gore.
Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .377 and have been called out on strikes 968 times, while drawing a walk on 377 occasions. They have earned 426 runs batted in and 820 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .233. The Brewers have earned 155 two-baggers as a team and have hit 112 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 444 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .312. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 4.2 runs/g, which puts them at 25th in the league.
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The Brewers have a team ERA of 4.08 so far this year (13th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 907 batters. Brewers pitchers have surrendered 136 home runs and also 460 total runs (11th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 329 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.42 as a unit on the year. Milwaukee has given up 850 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and 430 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.76 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.24.
The Brewers have sent 337 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 114 base runners so far this season and 29.8% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 34 saves so far this season and have blown 15 of their 49 chances to save the game. The Brewers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 69.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 116 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 66 holds on the campaign (7th in MLB). Brewers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 79 times in addition to having 112 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Milwaukee Brewers have 2,843 putouts for the season, as well as 925 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .987 which ranks 9th in baseball, and have accumulated 80 double plays. The Brewers have transformed 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,529 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 3rd in MLB.
Miley has thrown 1,685 innings and has 1,326 K's during his pro baseball career. Miley (105-96 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.11 while he has faced 7,219 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.08 (765 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.367. He has given up 1,722 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 582 walks.
The Nationals hold a team slugging percentage of .400 and they are earning 4.31 runs per contest (22nd in MLB). They have 189 doubles, while walking 270 times and notching 461 runs. Washington has compiled 94 home runs on the year as well as 440 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 756 occasions (29th in the league) and have totaled 952 hits. The Washington Nationals have accumulated an OBP of .319 in addition to a team batting average of .260 this year.
The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.492 in addition to having a FIP of 5.10 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 7.60 (792 strikeouts against 396 free passes). They are sitting at 28th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,008. They have conceded 153 long balls and they surrender 5.29 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have surrendered 553 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.93 (516 earned runs yielded).
Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 48 save opportunities and they have recorded 28 saves. They sit at 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 58.3%, and they have dispatched 334 relievers to the mound for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 106 times in high leverage situations and on 97 occasions with runners on base. Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.0% out of their 159 inherited runners. With 99 save situations, the Nationals have amassed 51 holds and 20 blown saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 106 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (18th in pro baseball). The Nationals have recorded 987 assists, 59 errors and have notched a total of 2,824 putouts this season. In 8,472 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.8% (28th in pro baseball).
In his career, Gore has conceded 173 hits and he has 196 punch outs in 176 frames. Gore (10-12 career mark) is the owner of a 4.45 earned run average and has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 87 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.460 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.33 and he has faced 767 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-135)
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