Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 10/1/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:08 PM (Nationals Park)
WAS -185 Total 7.5
The Milwaukee Brewers are traveling to Nationals Park to get a chance to advance in the playoffs in this game here. However, the Brewers are a team that is going to have a lot of issues in getting the win as the Nationals have been a team that has dominated them most of the season. The downside is the Nationals are a team who has time to prepare for the playoffs as they did clinch the Wild Card spot early on compared to the Brewers who had to wait until the last day to determine where they would be playing.
For the Brewers, the team really has quite a good chance of winning this game as the underdog as they have managed to go 44-23 this year as the underdog. The Nationals for their part have only managed to get a record that has them sitting at 55-56 as the favorite and that definitely does not bode well for the Nationals. The downside for the Brewers and what could balance the game out for the Nationals is the fact the Brewers are 40-41 on the road and the Nationals are 50-31 this season at home.
Max Scherzer is the starter the Nationals have announced in this game. Scherzer in the regular season posted a 11-7 record with a 2.92 ERA. The good news is Scherzer was able to strike out a total of 243 batters during the regular season and his last game out was a win over the Philadelphia Phillies in which he threw 6 innings and struck out 10 batters.
Brandon Woodruff is the pitcher the Brewers are planning on handing the ball over to. Woodruff on the regular season posted a great 11-3 record with a 3.62 ERA. During the regular season Woodruff struck out 143 batters and his last game was a win over Pittsburgh that saw him throw only 2 innings.
The Nationals are putting their ace on the mound and he is able to go deeper in the games and has more recent work which has kept his arm loose and ready to throw the ball. Woodruff has been able to pitch great for the Brewers, but in his most recent games he was unable to really go deep in the games and that will make a difference as the Brewers bullpen is not as good as the pen of the Nationals. Final Score, Washington Nationals win 4-2.