Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers MLB Betting PreviewTime: Thursday, 8:10 p.m. ET Venue: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Radio/TV: MASN2, 106.7 The Fan, FSWI, WTMJ 620 Opening line: Washington -113, Milwaukee +103 Having the Nationals come to town may have been viewed with a sense of dread by the Brewers (22-37) just a couple of weeks ago, but you get the sense that the tide is turning over there. We are not going to get carried away and say that this team is going to become a contender overnight, but the roster moves that have been made do seem to be paying off. The Brewers have 4 of their last 5 games, and with a win on Wednesday night, they can complete a sweep of the red-hot Pirates. Even if they lose that one, they will still head home with a winning record from their 9-game road trip. While they still have a long way to go to get back to a respectable record, you have to admire the progress being made. Matt Garza (4-7, 5.09 ERA) will start for the Brewers on Thursday. He has won both of his last starts, and only gave up 1 run in the process. The Washington Nationals (30-28) are on a long slow roller coaster ride through this part of the season. They started out very poorly, but were one of the hottest teams through the month of May. The found their way back to the top of the NL East, but a stunning drop in form has seen them relinquish the lead to the New York Mets. The Nationals have lost their last three games, and are just 2-8 in their last 10 games. Bryce harper, who carried the offense through May, has seen his bat start to go cold, and it seems to be spreading through the entire clubhouse. There is still the belief that this team can pull out of this nosedive, it’s simply a question of how long it will last. Tanner Roark (2-2, 3.16 ERA) will get the start, and he has been pretty solid since taking a spot in the starting rotation.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games on the road
- Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games