Brewers Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 21, 2022

Written By Staff on May 21, 2022

Keston Hiura takes a two-game home run streak into the Milwaukee Brewers’ (25-14) matchup with the Washington Nationals (13-27) at 7:10 PM ET on Saturday at American Family Field. Brandon Woodruff starts for Milwaukee (-222 to win) while Washington (+180) will counter with Patrick Corbin.

The insights in this article are based off odds valid as of May 21, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Brewers vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Woodruff (MIL) Pitcher Corbin (WSH)
4 – 2 W/L 0 – 6
33.2 IP 38.2
5.35 ERA 6.28
1.366 WHIP 1.681
11.5 K/9 8.4
3.2 BB/9 4.4

Brewers Probable Starter Brandon Woodruff

  • Woodruff (4-2 with a 5.35 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Brewers, his eighth of the season.
  • In his last time out on Sunday, the right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings against the Miami Marlins, giving up one earned run while surrendering five hits.
  • In seven games this season, the 29-year-old has a 5.35 ERA and 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Woodruff is trying to record his second quality start of the season in this game.
  • He will face off against a Nationals offense that ranks third in MLB with 329 total hits (on a .247 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .356 (21st in MLB) with 26 total home runs (28th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 21, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Probable Starter Patrick Corbin

  • The Nationals will send Corbin (0-6) to the mound for his ninth start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up five earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched to a 6.28 ERA this season with 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4.4 walks per nine across eight games.
  • He has two quality starts in eight chances this season.
  • The Brewers are batting .235 this season, 16th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .412 (fifth in the league) with 52 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 21, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers have been the moneyline favorite 34 total times this season. They’ve finished 23-11 in those games.
  • Milwaukee is 6-1 (winning 85.7% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -222 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Brewers have an implied win probability of 68.9%.
  • Milwaukee has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 39 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 18 of those games (18-19-2).
  • The Brewers have collected a 17-22-0 record against the spread this season.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have been the underdog 35 times and won 11, or 31.4%, of those games.
  • Washington has a record of 3-2 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +180 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Nationals, based on the moneyline, is 35.7%.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 40 games with a total this season.
  • The Nationals are 15-25-0 against the spread this season.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Rowdy Tellez is leading the Brewers with 32 hits, while batting .244 with 10 doubles, nine home runs and 11 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Tellez ranks 82nd in batting average, 100th in on-base percentage, and 15th in slugging.
  • Christian Yelich has a .340 OBP to lead his team. He has nine doubles, a triple, five home runs and 19 walks while batting .245.
  • Yelich’s batting average ranks 80th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 58th, and he is 62nd in the league in slugging.
  • Kolten Wong is hitting .238 with six doubles, three triples, three home runs and 14 walks.
  • Hunter Renfroe has seven doubles, nine home runs and nine walks while batting .267. He leads his team with a .519 slugging percentage.

Brewers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Yelich 139 .245 27 5 20 .340 .772
Hunter Renfroe 135 .267 20 9 18 .308 .827
Rowdy Tellez 131 .244 19 9 32 .312 .839
Kolten Wong 126 .238 20 3 13 .317 .722
Andrew McCutchen 103 .233 12 2 14 .289 .629
Lorenzo Cain 88 .182 13 0 4 .247 .463
Tyrone Taylor 88 .216 6 2 11 .266 .630
Jace Peterson 79 .215 16 3 9 .319 .686
Omar Narváez 79 .253 7 2 8 .352 .744
Luis Urías 53 .283 10 2 6 .409 .824

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto leads Washington in total hits (35) this season while batting .243 with 16 extra-base hits.
  • Of all qualified batters in the majors, Soto is 86th in batting average, 14th in on-base percentage and 32nd in slugging percentage.
  • Josh Bell has 43 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .401.
  • Bell’s batting average ranks 14th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him fifth, and he is 48th in slugging.
  • Yadiel Hernandez has 34 hits this season and has a slash line of .327/.366/.490.
  • Maikel Franco has been key for Washington with 40 hits, an OBP of .286 plus a slugging percentage of .386.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 166 .271 21 0 8 .320 .657
Maikel Franco 153 .261 12 3 21 .286 .672
Juan Soto 144 .243 26 8 11 .384 .849
Josh Bell 139 .309 23 4 22 .401 .847
Nelson Cruz 136 .191 17 4 20 .275 .562
Keibert Ruiz 110 .282 11 1 11 .344 .726
Yadiel Hernandez 104 .327 12 3 20 .366 .856
Alcides Escobar 99 .202 9 0 7 .255 .508
Victor Robles 95 .221 13 0 12 .279 .553
Lane Thomas 93 .204 5 1 12 .255 .545

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