The Milwaukee Brewers are on a shocking six-game losing streak. The Washington Nationals are on their own three-game losing streak. The Brewers’ losing streak is more notable since they are leading the National League Central.
Milwaukee’s lead is down to just a half-game over the St. Louis Cardinals. This series against the Nationals will be important for the Brewers to get their feet under them again.
The Milwaukee Brewers have done most of their winning on the back of their pitching staff. But right now, that pitching staff has become human and is a bit more vulnerable.
The offense has gone completely cold, scoring only nine runs in their last six games while their pitching staff has given up 38 runs in the same span.
The offense has been stone cold at the worst time. Heading to the nation’s capital to face the Nationals and their last-ranked pitching staff might just give their offense the boost that they need to get back on track.
Aaron Ashby will be on the mound for the Brewers. Although his win-loss record isn’t impressive, he has kept his ERA to a low 3.13. This will be an important series for the entire Brewers roster to get back on track.
Nationals Swept Away
With the return of Stephen Strasburg on Thursday night in Miami, the Nationals finally have a big-name ace back in their rotation.
Still, he took the loss, and the Marlins completed the three-game sweep over their division rivals on Thursday. Strasburg lasted only 4.2 innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits.
The Nationals are still looking to find their way as a team. Don’t look for that to change in this matchup. They are 17 games under .500 and only 9-18 at home.
Brewers vs Nationals Head-to-Head
The Brewers and Nationals already met up for a three-game series earlier this season in Milwaukee, where the Brewers took two of three.
The Brewers commanded the series pretty easily in the first two games before surrendering eight runs in the series finale.
The winner covered the runline by a healthy margin in each game. With both teams struggling right now, the odds of that happening might be slim.
The sportsbooks have the Milwaukee Brewers sitting as the heavy favorites at -175, and the Nationals are the clear underdogs at +155. Due to their record against the runline, neither team has the MLB lines favoring them to cover the runline.
The bet that makes the most sense in this matchup is taking the Brewers to win the moneyline bet. While this won’t make you a ton of money, this is the only bet in the odds that is worth betting.
Ryan Knuppel has been writing about sports & sports betting topics online for over 15 years. He was a college basketball All-American in the early 2000's and has always had a deep understanding for sports. Ryan was the 2011 Buffalo Wild Wings National "Pickem" Winner which earned him a trip to play flag football with Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. He was also a 2015 FanDuel.com Playboy Mansion NBA Championships Qualifier in daily fantasy sports. But his true claim to fame is the fact that he has played basketball with and against THE Michael Jordan numerous times in his life. Ryan is excited to be writing and covering sports here and would love to hear from you on social media.