Nationals vs. Brewers Prediction
The struggles of the Washington Nationals continued last night with a series-opening defeat at the Milwaukee Brewers. Can Washington turn the tides and even the series at a game apiece when play resumes tonight?
911 Washington Nationals at 912 Washington Nationals
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Nationals Park at 8:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -106 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Brewers are a -104 underdog, while the total sits at 9 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 61 percent of public bets are coming in on host Milwaukee. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Yelich drives in three
Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich cleared the bases with a triple in the bottom of the sixth inning to increase the hosts' advantage to 6-1, which is the score in which the game would eventually end. Keon Broxton finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base. Travis Shaw was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs. was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and Tyler Saladinoa run. Erik Kratz drew a walk, scored a run and had two RBIs in four plate appearances. Jhoulys Chacin earned the as he allowed one earned run on two hits with nine strikeouts and no walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Murphy accounts for only run
A solo home run by Daniel Murphy gave the Nats a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning, but it was all they would get the rest of the game. It was Murphy's only hit in for at-bats. Anthony Rendon finished the contest 2-for-4. Matt Wieters went 1-for-3 with a walk. Gio Gonzalez took the loss as he allowed five earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts and five walks over 5 2/3 innings.
Jeremy Hellickson (4-1, 3.29 ERA) will start today for Washington, while Milwaukee turns to Junior Guerra (6-6, 3.23).
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 4-13 in their last 17 road games. Washington is 8-3 in its last 11 Tuesday games.
The Brewers are 2-8 in their last 10 games overall. The under is 20-7 in Milwaukee's last 27 Tuesday games.
Washington has been dreadful on the road and generally has looked lethargic much of the season. Hellickson has been good on the mound, but did have an implosion at Miami so he certainly isn't perfect. Guerra has had a strong season and although there might be some regression coming, he should navigate through a Nats offense that has been more bark than bite on the road.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BREWERS -104