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Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Friday August 16, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
Washington Nationals -150 / Milwaukee Brewers +130
TV Channel
FS-Wisconsin, MASN2
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals meet in game one of a three game set in MLB action from Nationals Park on Friday.

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to build some steam after salvaging a series split with Minnesota on Wednesday following a 6-5 win. Trent Grisham went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs while Eric Thammes went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Keston Hiura went 2 for 4 with an RBI to finish off Milwaukee’s scoring as a team in the win while Mike Moustakas added a double. Yasmani Grandal, Lorenzo Cain and Hernan Perez each had a base hit as well in the victory. Gio Gonzalez allowed five runs on five hits while walking four and striking out five over 3.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Junior Guerra got the win to improve to 6-3 on the year while Matt Albers closed out the 9th for his 4th save of the season. Adrian Houser will start game one and is 5-5 with a 4.00 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. This will be Houser’s second career start against Washington.

The Washington Nationals will look to stay hot after winning four straight and seven of nine following a sweep of Cincinnati, including a 17-7 win in Wednesday’s series finale. Kurt Suzuki had a home run and four RBIs while Asdrubal Cabrera and Adam Eaton each had a double and three RBIs, with Eaton belting a home run while Cabrera had a pair of doubles. Trea Turner and Anthony Rendon each had two RBIs with Rendon adding a home run while Juan Soto, Victor Robles and Stephen Strasburg each had an RBI to finish off Washington’s scoring with Robles adding a double. Matt Adams chipped in a base hit to round out the Nationals’ offense as a team in the victory. Strasburg got the win on the mound to improve to 15-5 on the year after giving up four runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four over 5.2 innings of work. Javy Guerra picked up his 1st save of the year as well. Patrick Corbin will start game one and is 9-5 with a 3.41 ERA and 172 strikeouts this season. In his career, Corbin is 2-5 with a 5.18 ERA and 81 strikeouts against Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is 1-4 in Houser’s last 5 starts and 0-4 in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Washington is 7-0 in Corbin’s last 7 home starts and 4-0 in their last 4 games overall while the under is 7-1 in Corbin’s last 8 starts overall. Milwaukee is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

Corbin has had his issues in his career against the Brewers, but Corbin has also been lights out at home this season, going 6-1 with a 1.78 ERA, giving up two runs or less in ten of his 11 starts at home this year, and not allowing more than two runs in a start at home since the end of April. Washington is also the team in much better form here, while the Brewers continue to be hot and cold. I just think this is a very good price given Washington’s form and the fact that we’re getting Corbin at home with those numbers, so I’ll lay the juice with Washington here.

Washington Nationals -150

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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