Washington Nationals (65-84) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (84-64)
Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers 9/17/23 – As Major League Baseball enters its late-season stage, we are presented with a Sunday afternoon matchup that holds different implications for the two teams involved. The Washington Nationals, standing at 65-84, are fighting for pride at this point, with little hope for postseason play. On the other side, the Milwaukee Brewers are currently 84-64, with their eyes squarely on the playoffs. The game is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2023, at 2:10 PM ET at American Family Field, and will be televised on BSWI.
The Nationals have had a tough season, falling well below .500. Their batting average is not terrible at 0.254, but their pitching has left much to be desired with a 4.97 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. Moreover, their on-base percentage is 0.314 and a slugging percentage of 0.394, all metrics that tell the tale of a team that’s not particularly dangerous on either end. They have 634 runs, 1277 hits, and 136 home runs this season, but it’s been their struggles on the mound that have held them back.
The Brewers have been riding high this season with a strong 84-64 record. Although their team batting average of 0.238 lags behind the Nationals, their pitching has been stellar. With a team ERA of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.18, they’ve been able to keep opponents at bay. They have hit more home runs than the Nationals, belting 150 so far this season, and their on-base percentage of 0.317 coupled with a slugging percentage of 0.381, suggests that while they might not always get on base, they make it count when they do. If you’re looking for some insights and recommendations on their upcoming games, don’t forget to check out some free expert MLB picks.
Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Game Info
|When:||Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2:10 PM ET|
|Where:||American Family Field|
Patrick Corbin (10-13 W-L, 5.13 ERA) vs. Brandon Woodruff (5-1 W-L, 1.93 ERA)
Patrick Corbin has had a difficult season, tallying a 10-13 win-loss record and carrying an ERA of 5.13. In 165 innings pitched, he’s given up 195 hits, 119 strikeouts, 50 walks, and 30 home runs. These statistics reflect Corbin’s inconsistent performance this season. His high ERA and WHIP of 1.48 indicate that he’s vulnerable, especially when pitching on the road, which is a concern against the Brewers’ potent lineup.
On the other hand, Brandon Woodruff of the Brewers is enjoying a solid season with a 5-1 record and a remarkable 1.93 ERA. In 56 innings pitched, he has allowed just 31 hits while striking out 62 and walking 13. His WHIP is an outstanding 0.79. Woodruff has been a rock for the Brewers and will be a critical factor in this matchup, especially given his effectiveness at home.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Washington Nationals -235, Total Odds: 10.5
Despite their poor form, the Nationals surprisingly find themselves as the favorites with a Moneyline of -235. The total odds for the game stand at 10.5, with the trend suggesting a lower-scoring affair. While the Nationals are favored, the Brewers’ strong home record and exceptional pitching offer compelling reasons to consider them as the better pick.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been in poor form recently, going 0-5 SU in their last 5 games. Their road record is dismal, with 1-6 SU in their last 7 away games. Moreover, the total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 6 games, indicating that they are struggling offensively as well. Against Milwaukee, they are 2-4 SU in their last 6 matchups.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers, on the other hand, are in fantastic form with a 5-1 SU in their last 6 games. Even more impressive is their home record of 13-2 SU in their last 15 games at home. The total has also gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games, aligning with the general low-scoring trend.
Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers 9/17/23 Betting Picks
Given the Nationals’ poor recent form and the Brewers’ strength at home, it’s hard to see past a Brewers win despite what the Moneyline suggests. The UNDER also appears to be a solid bet, especially considering both teams’ recent trends.
Based on all the available data and current form, the Brewers should handle this game comfortably. Milwaukee’s potent combination of home form and strong pitching makes them the more compelling pick in this matchup. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free winning sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers will win 6-3.