Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals odds, tips and betting trends | June 12

At Nationals Park on Sunday, the Washington Nationals face the Milwaukee Brewers (eight consecutive defeats) at 1:35 PM ET.

As the favorite, the Brewers (-130 on the moneyline to win) visit the Nationals (+110). The scheduled starters are Jason Alexander for the Milwaukee Brewers, and Paolo Espino for the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals took down the Brewers 8-6 yesterday, with Patrick Corbin getting the win (6.0 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 K) and Juan Soto leading the way offensively (going 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI). Eric Lauer (5.0 IP, 8 R, 7 H, 2 K) took the loss for the Brewers.

Here is everything you need to prepare for Sunday’s Brewers vs. Nationals contest.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Brewers (-130, bet $130 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Nationals (+110, bet $100 to win $110)
  • Over/under: 9.5

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Brewers Stats and Trends

Brewers Betting Records

  • The Brewers will play as the favorite for the first time this season.
  • Milwaukee has a record of 27-15, a 64.3% win rate, when favored by -130 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 56.5% chance of a victory for the Brewers.
  • This will be the first time this season Milwaukee will play in a game with a total set by bookmakers
  • The Brewers will be playing their first game this season with a spread.

Jason Alexander (Brewers Probable Starter)

  • Alexander heads to the mound for the Brewers to make his third start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw five innings, giving up one earned run while allowing seven hits against the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • He has an ERA of 2.25, a 0.8 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.583 in two games this season.
  • Alexander has two starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Nationals rank 16th in MLB with 256 runs scored this season. They have a .257 batting average this campaign with 49 home runs (24th in the league).

Brewers Batting Stats

  • The Brewers rank third in Major League Baseball with 78 home runs.
  • Fueled by 171 extra-base hits, the Brewers rank 13th in MLB with a .396 slugging percentage this season.
  • Milwaukee has a team batting average of .230 this season, which ranks 25th among MLB teams.
  • The Brewers have scored the 12th-most runs in the league this season with 263 (4.3 per game).
  • Milwaukee has an on-base percentage of .306 this season, which ranks 21st in the league.
  • The Brewers are one of the least disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 27th with an average of 8.9 strikeouts per game.

Nationals Stats and Trends

Nationals Betting Records

  • The Nationals have yet to play a game this season while listed as the underdog.
  • Washington has a win-loss record of 16-31 when favored by +110 or worse by sportsbooks this year.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 47.6% chance of pulling out a win.
  • This will be the first contest this season Washington will play in a game with a total set by oddsmakers
  • The Nationals have yet play a game with a spread this season.

Paolo Espino (Nationals Probable Starter)

  • Espino will make his first start of the season for the Nationals.
  • The 35-year-old righty has 20 appearances in relief this season.
  • He has a 2.02 ERA and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .228 against him over his 20 appearances this season.
  • The Brewers have MLB’s 12th-ranked scoring offense (263 total runs) and have put up a .230 batting average as a team while hitting 78 home runs (third in the league) this season.

Nationals Batting Stats

  • The Nationals rank 24th in MLB play with 49 home runs. They average 0.8 per game.
  • So far this year, the Nationals are 20th in the league, slugging .382.
  • Washington’s .257 batting average is third-best in the league.
  • The offense for the Nationals is the No. 16 offense in MLB action scoring 4.2 runs per game (256 total runs).
  • Washington’s .321 on-base percentage is sixth-best in baseball.
  • The Nationals strike out 7.2 times per game to rank fourth in baseball.

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