Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals - 8/31/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (81-51) at Milwaukee Brewers (69-64)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
G Gonzalez (13-5) (2.40) vs. Zach Davies (15-7) (4.02)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +110 / Washington Nationals -121 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals open a weekend series at the Milwaukee Brewers in a Thursday MLB baseball matchup.
The Washington Nationals have been playing well and moving closer to the National League East title in the process. The Nationals moved a step closer with a 4-0 victory versus the Miami Marlins Wednesday afternoon to run their winning streak to four games. The Nats rode the arm of Stephen Strasburg who tossed a complete game six hitter where he recorded eight strikeouts. Washington logged ten hits and walked four times with Strasburg and Wilmer Difo clubbing solo bombs while Anthony Rendon went 2-4 with an RBI. The Washington Nationals have named left hander Gio Gonzalez as Thursday’s starter at the Milwaukee Brewers. Gonzalez has won six in a row after a 9-4 win versus the New York Mets where he allowed two runs on six hits over 6.2 frames.
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The Milwaukee Brewers are still gunning for the National League Central crown while keeping an eye out for a Wild Card. The Brewers are playing well with wins in three of four following a 6-5 victory versus the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Brew Crew starter Chase Anderson gave up three runs on two hits over six innings with both hits being solo homers before John Hader and Anthony Swarzek allowed a run each. Milwaukee totaled ten hits with Domingo Santana going deep and scoring twice while Jonathan Villar went 2-4 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs. The Milwaukee Brewers kick off their series versus the Washington Nationals with Zach Davies on the hill. Davies comes off of a 3-0 victory at the heavy hitting Los Angeles Dodgers with three hits allowed while striking out seven over seven frames.
Washington are 8-1 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and Washington are 9-2 in their last 11 versus NL Central while Washington are 6-2 in their last 8 road games. Milwaukee are 5-0 in their last 5 home games versus a team with a road winning % greater then .600 and Milwaukee are 4-1 in their last 5 home games the over is 5-1 in Milwaukee last 6 home games. The over is 12-5-1 in the last 18 meetings.
This might be one that is better to watch then bet but the way both pitchers are throwing I’d take a small shot at the better odds…