Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals - 9/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (81-52) at Milwaukee Brewers (70-64)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
T Roark (11-8) (4.63) vs. J Nelson (10-6) (3.80)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -135 / Washington Nationals +125 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, MAS2
The Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Washington Nationals look for a win here after winning five of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Washington Nationals have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads the Nationals with 145 hits and 84 RBI while Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon have combined for 263 hits and 174 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 11-8 with a 4.63 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Roark is 3-0 with a 3.07 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Brewers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won seven straight games when scoring at least three runs. Travis Shaw leads the Brewers with 124 hits and 83 RBI while Domingo Santana and Orlando Arcia have combined for 239 hits and 108 RBI. Jimmy Nelson gets the ball, and he is 10-6 with a 3.75 ERA and 181 strikeouts this season. Nelson is 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Roarks last 4 road starts and 4-1 in Roarks last 5 starts. The Brewers are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 6-1 in Nelsons last 7 home starts and 11-5 in Nelsons last 16 starts. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Milwaukee and 12-5-1 in the last 18 meetings.
We're getting plus money with the better baseball team, which is a good way to make money long term. Roark also had an ERA of 3.48 in the month of August, while Nelson had an ERA of 5.05 in the month of August, and he's allowing a batting average of .273 at home. While the Brewers have more to play for as they chase a wild card spot, you can't go wrong by getting the better team and the plus money.