Brewers vs. Nationals - 6/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (43-30) at Milwaukee Brewers (32-40)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
M Scherzer (8-4) (3.29) vs. Zach Davies (5-3) (4.01)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers / Washington Nationals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Washington Nationals could use a win in order to snap a tough five-game losing streak. The Nationals have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Washington Nationals have an ERA of 3.33 and have lost five of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 93 hits, Wilson Ramos has 39 RBI and Bryce Harper has 15 home runs. Max Scherzer gets the ball, and he’s 8-4 with a 3.29 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers could also use a win after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The Brewers have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.53 and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 76 hits, Jonathan Lucroy has 35 RBI and Ryan Braun has 12 home runs. Zach Davies takes the hill, and he’s 5-3 with a 3.62 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. This will be Davies’ first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 40-19 in their last 59 games following an off day and 9-4 in Scherzers last 13 road starts. The Brewers are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 4-1 in Davies' last 5 starts. The Nationals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Nationals are simply the better team here, are bound to get out of this slump sooner than later and have a nasty taste in their mouth after falling apart Wednesday against the Dodgers. Oh, Scherzer is also on the mound. Have to like Washington to end their losing streak.