Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: June 11, 2015
Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Prediction and Betting Odds. The 31-28 Washington Nationals are set to take on the 22-38 Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin tonight June 11, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8:10 PM
Moneylines: Nationals -110 / Brewers -110
O/U: 8.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Washington: Tanner Roark (2-2, 3.16 ERA)
Milwaukee: Matt Garza (4-7, 5.09 ERA)
In their last games: The Nationals beat the New York Yankees 5-4 and the Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0.
The Nationals go into Milwaukee for the first game in a 4 game series. The 2-2 Tanner Roark goes for the Nationals and the 4-7 Matt Garza goes for the Brewers. Both teams open at -110 with a line sitting at 8.5 runs. The Nationals snapped their 3 game losing streak in their last game and with that win they pulled into first place in the NL East ½ game up on the New York Mets. However, they have lost 9 of their last 12 games. Washington ranks 11th in the Majors in runs scored and 17th in team ERA. The Brewers have won 6 of their last 10 games, but they still are tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for the fewest wins in the National League. It is easy to see why they are 16 games under .500, as they rank 26th in the Majors in runs scored and 28th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Nationals are 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Brewers.
The Nationals are 6-2 in their last 8 games against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
The Nationals are 7-3 in Roark’s last 10 road starts.
The Brewers are 1-5 in Garza’s last 6 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
This season the Brewers are 9-20 at home and the Nationals are 15-16 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Washington Nationals 31-28 SU / O/U 33-24 / Run Line W/L 26-33
Milwaukee Brewers: 22-38 SU / O/U 29-28 / Run Line W/L 27-32
• WASH is 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
• WASH is 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
• WASH has an Under record of 5-3 in their last 8 road games.
• MIL is 4-2 in their last 6 games overall.
• MIL is 1-7 in their last 8 home games.
• MIL has an Under record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.
[P] 05/15/2015 – Doug Fister 15-day DL (5/15) ( Forearm )
[LF] 05/19/2015 – Jayson Werth 15-day DL (5/16) ( Wrist )
[LF] 04/30/2015 – Reed Johnson 15-day DL (4/29) ( Calf )
[P] 04/15/2015 – Craig Stammen 60-day DL (4/14) ( Forearm )
[P] 05/30/2015 – Stephen Strasburg 15-day DL (5/30) ( Shoulder )
[1B] 06/10/2015 – Ryan Zimmerman “?” Thursday vs. Milwaukee Brewers ( Foot )
[LF] 04/06/2015 – Nate McLouth 15-day DL (3/27) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/24/2015 – Wily Peralta 15-day DL (5/23) ( Oblique )
[LF] 05/31/2015 – Khris Davis 15-day DL (5/30) ( Knee )
[P] 06/04/2015 – Brandon Kintzler 15-day DL (5/26) ( Knee )
[CF] 06/10/2015 – Carlos Gomez is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Rest )
[RF] 06/10/2015 – Ryan Braun left last game, “?” Thursday vs. Washington Nationals ( Dizziness )
Free MLB Prediction
Tanner Roark made only his 3rd start of the season in his last outing after beginning the season in the Washington bullpen. In his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings of work, but his offense bailed him out in a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. The Nationals have won 2 of the 3 games where Roark has started this season. He has only faced the Brewers once in his career and it was last season when he only gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings in a Washington win. Matt Garza went 7 innings and gave up 1 earned run in his last start in a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. He has been solid in his last 2 starts only giving up 1 earned run. Garza is 0-3 with a 7.33 ERA in 6 career starts against Washington and in his last one in July of last season he was tagged up for 5 earned runs in only 1/3 of an inning in a 8-3 loss.
The Brewers do have the worst record in the NL, but Garza has been pitching great in his last 2 starts. At home tonight he will have another good outing and the Brewers will take the first game of this NL series.