Brewers Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 22, 2022

Written By Staff on May 22, 2022

The Milwaukee Brewers (26-14) will look to sweep a three-game series against the Washington Nationals (13-28). The series finale begins at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday. Milwaukee’s (-260 to win) Freddy Peralta gets the start against Washington’s (+214) Aaron Sanchez.

The betting trends in this article reference odds valid as of May 22, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET.

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Brewers vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Peralta (MIL) Pitcher Sanchez (WSH)
3 – 1 W/L 2 – 3
35.2 IP 22.2
3.53 ERA 7.94
1.093 WHIP 1.676
12.1 K/9 4.8
3 BB/9 2.4

Brewers Probable Starter Freddy Peralta

  • Peralta (3-1 with a 3.53 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Brewers, his eighth of the season.
  • The righty last appeared on Monday against the Atlanta Braves, when he went 7 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up two hits.
  • The 25-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.53, with 12.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in seven games this season.
  • Peralta is trying to collect his third quality start of the year.
  • He meets a Nationals offense that ranks 21st in the league with 159 runs while batting .247 as a squad. It has a collective .357 slugging percentage (21st in MLB play) and has hit a total of 27 home runs (28th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 22, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Probable Starter Aaron Sanchez

  • The Nationals will hand the ball to Sanchez (2-3) for his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Monday, when he threw 3 2/3 innings against the Miami Marlins, giving up four earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 7.94, a 2 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.676 in five games this season.
  • None of Sanchez’s five starts this season have met the criteria for a quality start.
  • The Brewers have scored 191 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB. They have 314 hits, 14th in baseball, with 54 home runs (fourth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 22, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers have gone 24-11 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 68.6% of those games).
  • Milwaukee has played as a moneyline favorite of -260 or shorter in just two games this season, which they won both.
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Brewers a 72.2% chance to win.
  • In the 40 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Milwaukee, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 18 times (18-20-2).
  • The Brewers have collected an 18-22-0 record against the spread this season.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have won 11 out of the 36 games, or 30.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Washington has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +214.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Nationals, based on the moneyline, is 31.8%.
  • Washington’s games have gone over the total in 17 of their 41 chances.
  • The Nationals are 15-26-0 ATS in their 41 games with a spread this season.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Christian Yelich a has .341 on-base percentage to pace the Brewers, while hitting .250 with nine doubles, a triple, five home runs and 19 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB play, Yelich’s batting average ranks 74th, his on-base percentage ranks 56th, and he is 59th in the league in slugging.
  • Rowdy Tellez’s 32 hits pace his team. He has 10 doubles, nine home runs and 11 walks while hitting .244.
  • Tellez’s batting average ranks 86th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 94th, and he is 15th in the league in slugging.
  • Hunter Renfroe is hitting .268 with seven doubles, nine home runs and nine walks. He has a .514 slugging percentage, which leads the Brewers.
  • Renfroe heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .600 with two doubles, three walks and four RBI.
  • Kolten Wong is hitting .233 with six doubles, three triples, three home runs and 15 walks.

Brewers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Yelich 144 .250 28 5 20 .341 .772
Hunter Renfroe 138 .268 21 9 19 .307 .821
Rowdy Tellez 131 .244 19 9 32 .312 .839
Kolten Wong 129 .233 20 3 13 .315 .710
Andrew McCutchen 108 .250 13 3 15 .303 .692
Lorenzo Cain 92 .185 13 0 4 .248 .465
Tyrone Taylor 88 .216 6 2 11 .266 .630
Jace Peterson 80 .212 16 3 9 .315 .677
Omar Narváez 79 .253 7 2 8 .352 .744
Luis Urías 58 .293 12 3 7 .408 .874

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto leads Washington in total hits (35) this season while batting .238 with 16 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualifying batters in MLB, Soto ranks 93rd in batting average, 17th in on-base percentage, and 41st in slugging percentage.
  • Josh Bell leads Washington in OBP (.392) this season, fueled by 43 hits.
  • Bell ranks 19th in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage and 56th in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Keibert Ruiz has 33 hits this season and has a slash line of .292/.357/.389.
  • Maikel Franco has three home runs, 21 RBI and a batting average of .261 this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 170 .271 21 0 8 .319 .654
Maikel Franco 157 .261 12 3 21 .285 .667
Juan Soto 147 .238 26 8 11 .381 .837
Josh Bell 143 .301 23 4 22 .392 .826
Nelson Cruz 139 .194 17 4 20 .276 .564
Keibert Ruiz 113 .292 11 1 11 .357 .746
Yadiel Hernandez 108 .315 12 3 20 .353 .825
Alcides Escobar 99 .202 9 0 7 .255 .508
Lane Thomas 97 .216 6 2 13 .264 .594
Victor Robles 95 .221 13 0 12 .279 .553

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