Brewers Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 20, 2022

Written By Staff on May 19, 2022

The Milwaukee Brewers (24-14) will look to Keston Hiura, who is currently on a two-game home run streak, when they square off against the Washington Nationals (13-26) at 8:10 PM ET on Friday at American Family Field. Milwaukee (-230 to win) has Eric Lauer set to start, and Washington (+189) will counter with Erick Fedde.

The betting insights in what follows use the latest odds as of May 20, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Brewers vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Lauer (MIL) Pitcher Fedde (WSH)
3 – 1 W/L 2 – 2
34.2 IP 34.0
2.60 ERA 4.24
0.981 WHIP 1.500
12.7 K/9 8.5
2.1 BB/9 4.8

Brewers Probable Starter Eric Lauer

  • The Brewers will send Lauer (3-1) to the mound to make his seventh start of the season. He is 3-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty’s most recent time out came on Saturday against the Miami Marlins, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 26-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.60, with 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season.
  • Lauer is looking to collect his fifth quality start of the year.
  • He will face a Nationals offense that ranks 14th in the league with 158 runs while batting .248 as a unit. It has a collective .358 slugging percentage (20th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 26 home runs (27th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 20, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Probable Starter Erick Fedde

  • The Nationals’ Fedde (2-2) will make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed five hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 4.24, a 1.778 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.500 in seven games this season.
  • He has one quality starts in seven chances this season.
  • The Brewers have scored 179 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB. They are batting .233 for the campaign with 50 home runs, fourth in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 20, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers have been the moneyline favorite 33 total times this season. They’ve gone 22-11 in those games.
  • Milwaukee has a record of 5-1 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -230 or shorter (83.3%).
  • The Brewers have an implied moneyline win probability of 69.7% in this matchup.
  • Milwaukee has played in 38 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 18 times (18-18-2).
  • The Brewers have a 16-22-0 record ATS this season (covering 42.1% of the time).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs 34 times this season and won 11, or 32.4%, of those games.
  • Washington is undefeated in three games this season when they’re the underdog by +189 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Nationals, based on the moneyline, is 34.6%.
  • Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 17 of their 39 opportunities.
  • The Nationals have an ATS record of 15-24-0 in 39 games with a spread this season.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Christian Yelich has accumulated a team-high .335 on-base percentage. He’s hitting .237 with eight doubles, a triple, five home runs and 19 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Yelich ranks 94th in batting average, 71st in on-base percentage, and 69th in slugging.
  • Rowdy Tellez is batting .236 with nine doubles, eight home runs and 11 walks.
  • Tellez currently ranks 98th in batting average, 105th in on base percentage, and 22nd in slugging among qualifying batters.
  • Kolten Wong is batting .246 with six doubles, three triples, three home runs and 13 walks.
  • Hunter Renfroe has racked up 33 hits while slugging .508. Both lead his team. In Total he has seven doubles, nine home runs and eight walks while batting .250.

Brewers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Yelich 135 .237 25 5 20 .335 .757
Hunter Renfroe 132 .250 19 9 16 .289 .797
Rowdy Tellez 127 .236 17 8 30 .307 .803
Kolten Wong 122 .246 20 3 13 .321 .739
Lorenzo Cain 88 .182 13 0 4 .247 .463
Tyrone Taylor 84 .214 5 1 8 .267 .600
Jace Peterson 76 .224 16 3 9 .322 .704
Omar Narváez 75 .253 7 2 8 .356 .756
Luis Urías 51 .294 10 2 6 .403 .834
Victor Caratini 44 .205 3 1 4 .308 .603

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto leads Washington with 34 hits, batting .243 this season with 15 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Soto’s batting average is 82nd, his on-base percentage is 12th, and he is 37th in slugging percentatge.
  • Josh Bell leads Washington in OBP (.405) this season, fueled by 43 hits.
  • Bell’s batting average is 12th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him sixth, and he is 44th in slugging.
  • Yadiel Hernandez is batting .327 with a .490 slugging percentage and 20 RBI this year.
  • Maikel Franco has been key for Washington with 39 hits, an OBP of .287 plus a slugging percentage of .389.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 162 .278 21 0 8 .328 .674
Maikel Franco 149 .262 12 3 21 .287 .676
Juan Soto 140 .243 26 8 11 .387 .851
Josh Bell 136 .316 23 4 22 .405 .861
Nelson Cruz 132 .182 17 4 20 .268 .548
Keibert Ruiz 110 .282 11 1 11 .344 .726
Yadiel Hernandez 104 .327 12 3 20 .366 .856
Alcides Escobar 96 .208 9 0 7 .262 .522
Victor Robles 92 .228 13 0 12 .287 .570
Lane Thomas 89 .202 5 1 12 .255 .525

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