The Washington Nationals will open up a weekend series as they travel to play the Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball action scheduled for Friday August 2nd. The Nationals and Brewers will begin things from Milwaukee at 8:10PM Eastern Time and you can watch all of the action live over the MLB Extra Innings channel. Check out the MLB odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The MLB odds from this contest have the road side Washington Nationals -137 odds with the return on the home underdog Milwaukee Brewers at +127 odds. The run total is set at eight runs with the under eight favored by -115 odds and over the total of eight runs returning -105 odds. Those who bet the Washington Nationals on the run line and lay the -1 ½ runs will get back +120 odds. Bettors wanting the +1 ½ run head start with the Milwaukee Brewers will lay -140 odds for their run line wager.
The pitching matchup for game one of this series will feature right hander Jordan Zimmerman taking the hill for the Nationals as he opposes lefty Tom Gozelanny for the Brewers. Gorzelanny on the year for Milwaukee is 2-4 in five starts with an ERA of 2.83 and WHIP of 1.12. Zimmerman has struggled in his past two starts as the right hander has allowed five earned runs in 6 2/3rd innings last time out at home to New York Mets and on July 21st the Nationals right hander pitched just two innings and allowed seven earned runs and eight hits in two innings pitched at home to the LA Dodgers. Zimmerman is 0-3 in his past three starts and has thrown 141 innings season to date. He has struggled since suffering a neck injury on July 11th in a road start at Philadelphia. Milwaukee enters play with momentum after winning three of four at the Chicago Cubs to close out their road trip on Wednesday night. Washington opened up their road trip with losses at the Detroit Tigers by the scores of 5-1 and on Wednesday they were blown out 11-1. The Nationals offense has struggled for runs as the club has scored two runs or less in six of their past nine games. They rank 28th in MLB in runs scores and 26th in the league in team batting average. Washington has a poor road record of 21-31 on the 2013 campaign.
With our free MLB pick for Friday we will play on the Milwaukee Brewers +127 odds against the Washington Nationals at online sportsbook usa.