Brewers vs. Nationals Saturday Prediction
Winners of eight of their last 10 games overall, the Nationals are one of the hotter teams in baseball and will look to post back-to-back wins versus the Brewers tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET. Is Washington one of the safer bets on Saturday’s MLB slate?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 17, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 67% of the betting tickets are on the Nationals to beat the Brewers on the moneyline.
Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Spin
Christian Yelich went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against the Nationals on Friday. This was just his fourth three-strikeout game this season, with three of them coming since the All-Star break. Yelich is 1-for-16 with six strikeouts since returning from a lingering back injury. He’s the favorite for the NL MVP Award right now, but there’s still a long way to go, especially if he misses more time or his performance suffers down the stretch.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Anthony Rendon did all the damage for the Nationals’ offense on Friday with a pair of RBI doubles in a 2-1 victory over the Brewers. Rendon tied things up with his double in the third inning before putting the Nationals in front for good in the eighth inning. He finished 2-for-4 on the night, which means that the rest of his teammates went a combined 1-for-22 against Milwaukee pitching. The impending free agent had a great first half, but he’s been even better in the second half so far, hitting .358 with six homers and 32 RBI through 32 games
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers have won four straight games versus a team starting a right-hander.
The Nationals have won five straight overall and four straight at home.
The Nationals have won 10 of the last 14 games in which Anibal Sanchez has started and are 4-1 in his last five outings when he’s coming off five days of rest. The Nats are also 36-17 in their last 53 games versus a right-handed starter and are 40-16 in their last 56 home games when facing an opponent with a losing record on the road. On the other side, the Brewers are just 5-13 in their last 18 games when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game.
The Pick: Washington Nationals -126