Brewers vs. Nationals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/22/2022

by | May 22, 2022

The Milwaukee Brewers (26-14) hope to complete a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals (13-28) when the teams meet at 2:10 PM ET Sunday. The Brewers are -254 favorites to keep the Nationals out of the win column in the series. Milwaukee’s Freddy Peralta and Washington’s Aaron Sanchez have been named the starters for this contest.

Brewers vs. Nationals Spread and Betting Line

Brewers vs Nationals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Brewers -254 +206 8.5 -104 -116 -1.5 -115 -106

Computer Predictions for Brewers vs. Nationals

Our computer pick: Washington Nationals (+206) and Over (8.5)

Brewers vs. Nationals Game Info

  • Milwaukee Brewers probable starting pitcher: Freddy Peralta
  • Washington Nationals probable starting pitcher: Aaron Sanchez
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Stadium: American Family Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Pitching Matchup

Peralta Sanchez
7 GS 5
3-1 W-L 2-3
3.53 ERA 7.94
35.2 IP 22.2
12 BB 6
48 SO 12

Brewers Starter Freddy Peralta

  • The Brewers will send Peralta (3-1) out for his eighth start of the season. He is 3-1 with a 3.53 ERA and 48 strikeouts through 35 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Monday against the Atlanta Braves, the righty tossed seven scoreless innings while surrendering two hits.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 3.53, with 12.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in seven games this season. Opponents are hitting .206 against him.
  • Peralta has two quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Peralta is seeking his sixth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.0 innings per appearance on the mound.
  • He meets a Nationals offense that ranks 21st in the league with 159 runs while batting .247 as a unit. It has a collective .356 slugging percentage (22nd in MLB action) and has hit a total of 27 home runs (28th in MLB).

Nationals Starter Aaron Sanchez

  • The Nationals will hand the ball to Sanchez (2-3) for his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings pitched on Monday in his last outing, a matchup with the Miami Marlins.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 7.94 and 4.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .348.
  • Sanchez has not earned a quality start in five starts this season.
  • Sánchez has two starts of five or more innings this season in five chances. He averages 4.2 innings per outing.
  • The Brewers are batting .238 this season, 14th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .415 (fifth in the league) with 54 home runs.

Brewers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Brewers have been favorites in 36 games this season and won 24 (66.7%) of those contests.
  • Milwaukee has played as a favorite of -254 or more twice this season and won both games.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 71.8% chance of a victory for the Brewers.
  • Milwaukee’s games have gone over the total in 18 of their 40 chances.
  • The Brewers are 18-22-0 against the spread in their 40 chances this season.

Nationals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Nationals have been underdogs in 36 games this season and have come away with the win 11 times (30.6%) in those contests.
  • This is the worst odds of a win that sportsbooks have given Washington this season with a +206 moneyline set for this game.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 32.7% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Washington’s games have gone over the total in 18 of their 41 opportunities.
  • The Nationals are 15-26-0 against the spread in their 41 games that had a posted line this season.

Brewers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Christian Yelich is batting .250 with nine doubles, a triple, five home runs and 19 walks.
  • Yelich’s home runs put him 58th in MLB, and he ranks 54th in RBI.
  • Yelich takes a hitting streak of three games into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .238 with a double and a walk.
  • Rowdy Tellez has hit nine home runs with 32 RBI. Both are team-highs.
  • Tellez is 11th in home runs and fourth in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Tellez carries a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with a double, two home runs, four walks and five RBI.
  • Hunter Renfroe leads the Brewers with nine home runs and has racked up a team-best batting average of .268.
  • Renfroe will look to build on his five-game hitting in this game. In his last five games he is hitting .600 with two doubles, three walks and four RBI.
  • Kolten Wong is batting .233 with six doubles, three triples, three home runs and 15 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Christian Yelich 39 .250 .341 .431 5 20 36
Rowdy Tellez 38 .244 .312 .527 9 32 32
Hunter Renfroe 37 .268 .307 .514 9 19 37
Kolten Wong 37 .233 .315 .395 3 13 30
Andrew McCutchen 27 .250 .303 .389 3 15 27

Nationals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Juan Soto leads the Nationals with eight home runs.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Soto is 20th in home runs and 178th in RBI.
  • Josh Bell has 22 runs batted in while hitting .301. Each pace his team.
  • Among all major league batters, Bell is 79th in homers and 32nd in RBI.
  • Keibert Ruiz has eight doubles, a home run and 10 walks while batting .292.
  • Yadiel Hernandez is hitting .315 with eight doubles, three home runs and seven walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Juan Soto 41 .238 .381 .456 8 11 35
Josh Bell 40 .301 .392 .434 4 22 43
Keibert Ruiz 31 .292 .357 .389 1 11 33
Yadiel Hernandez 30 .315 .353 .472 3 20 34
Maikel Franco 41 .261 .285 .382 3 21 41

Betting Tips for Brewers vs. Nationals

Our best bet is the Nationals on the moneyline at +206 after looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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