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MLB Betting Preview: Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers
September 15, 2023
The Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers square off in game one of their three-game series soon in Wisconsin. Can the Brewers land quality wins at home to extend themselves in the NL Central?
Date: Game 1 on September 15, 2023 at 7:10 PM ET
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Washington Nationals Betting Preview
The Nationals had some tough losses against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. They need to be stronger on the mound if they want an opportunity at victory against the Brewers, which might be a problem.
Their offense is great, as they have a .255 batting average and have a slugging percentage at .395. Their slugging percentage could be improved, but it is more appealing than the Brewers.
They allow opponents to do better at the plate, with a .271 batting average and they have an ERA at 4.99. This will ultimately aid in the outcome of the game.
They have an OBP at a rate of .315, which is roughly the same as the Brewers. This might not matter as much since they essentially tie for having runners in scoring position.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview
The Brewers just went through some tough matchups against the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins. They took care of business when it mattered and now is a good time to do so again. With strong pitching, they have remained competitive against many teams this year.
They are getting stronger at the plate, with a batting average at .238 and a slugging percentage at 3.79. These are trending upwards, which is a good sign to have warming up for the postseason.
Their opponents maintain a .227 batting average, which has also improved. Their ERA is at 3.83, showing that their pitching staff is doing what they can to help out.
Their OBP is hovering near .317, which shows they typically have a better shot with runners on base then the Nationals do. This could impact the game if they are clicking everywhere else.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
MyBookie has the odds favoring the Milwaukee Brewers to be victorious in the opener of this series. According to market trends, the Brewers have a 69.9 percent probability to win this battle at home.
Washington Nationals: +160
Milwaukee Brewers: -192
If the Brewers can take control of this game from the mound, everything else will fall in line. They have a slim lead in the NL Central and they are not showing any signs of losing that right now.
The Nationals do not have anything to gain or lose here, other than just to have fun and get paid. Look for the Brewers to land a good at home.
Final Pick: Take the Milwaukee Brewers to Win at -192
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