Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals 5/22/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Washington Nationals (13-27) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (25-14)
May 22, 2022 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -222 / Washington Nationals +160; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Sunday in MLB action from American Family Field. This will be the final installment in a three-game weekend series. The Brewers took a shutout win in the Friday opener, then on Saturday Milwaukee managed another victory to keep it going. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.

Washington couldn’t get anything going on six hits in the Friday opener, limping to a 7-0 blowout loss. In the Saturday game, the Nationals posted nine hits in a 5-1 loss. Starter Patrick Corbin put up 5.0 innings with five earned on eight hits and a walk. 

For the starter gig in the Sunday finale, the Nationals are going with Aaron Sanchez. In his five starts so far Sanchez is 2-3 with a 7.94 ERA. In 22.2 innings total he has 32 hits, 20 earned runs, six walks and 12 strikeouts. 

Over on the Brewers’ side, they scored five runs in the eighth inning to cap off the big win Friday. In the Saturday game, Milwaukee scored twice in the first inning and never looked back on the way to 12 team hits. Brandon Woodruff lasted 6.0 innings in the start with one earned on five hits alongside six strikeouts. 

Freddy Peralta will take the mound for the start on Sunday for the Brewers. This year in seven starts Peralta is 3-1 with a 3.53 ERA. Over 35.2 innings of work he’s got 27 hits, 14 earned runs, 12 walks and 48 Ks. 

The Nationals are 20-42 in their last 62 road games and 29-68 in their last 97 overall. Washington is 1-4 in their last five Sunday games. 

Meanwhile, the Brewers are 20-8 in their last 28 Sunday games and 65-30 in their last 95 versus a right-handed starter. The over is 5-0 in Milwaukee’s last five in game three of a series. 

PICK: I’m sticking with the Brewers here. Peralta has been great over his last two starts, posting a total of one earned on six hits and two walks in 12.2 innings combined. As for Sanchez, he’s struggled a bit over his last trio, with a combined 13 earned runs on 20 hits and five walks in 13.1 frames. I like Sanchez to take a step forward here but I think Peralta will win the starter battle and keep his run going. 

Andrew's Free Pick:
Milwaukee Brewers -222


Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.
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