Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (37-46) at Washington Nationals (50-34)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Zach Davies (5-4) (4.56) vs. G Gonzalez (4-7) (4.81)
The Line: Washington Nationals -180 / Milwaukee Brewers +170 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers hope to steal a road win against the Washington Nationals in Tuesday action.
The goal of the Milwaukee Brewers has been to reach .500 but that goal has been getting further away the past week or so. The Brewers had dropped six of seven before their pitching took over in a 1-0 victory at Washington on Monday. Brew Crew starter Junior Guerra improved to 6-1 with 7.1 scoreless frames. Milwaukee was held to five hits and three walks with Martin Maldonado smacking his third homer in the 5th. Zach Davies will be on the mound for his second match up with the Nationals in 2016. Davies comes off of an 8-1 loss to the Dodgers with six runs given up on eight hits including three homers over 4.1 innings.
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The Washington Nationals are hoping to enter the All Star break with a full head of steam. The Nationals had been on a bit of a hot streak with wins in seven of eight before their offense fell completely silent Monday. Nats starter Max Scherzer fell to 9-6 with zero support with four hits and three bases on balls allowed through six innings. Washington managed just a pair of singles and walked three times with Wilson Ramos drawing a pair of free passes. Left hander Gio Gonzalez gets Tuesday’s start against the visiting Brewers. Gonzalez picked up a 13-4 victory versus Cincinnati last time out with four runs scored on siz hits and four BB in six frames.
Milwaukee are 1-7 in their last 8 road games. Washington are 7-1 in their last 8 overall and are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass while going12-2 in their last 14 home games. The over is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings. I always say to never count on the Nationals because things will not go their way when you think they should. The numbers say over here so we’ll see…