MLB Picks: Bet Brewers vs. Nationals going 'Under'

Monday, July 1, 2013 12:36 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 1, 2013 12:36 PM UTC

Tonight's duel of right-handed starters has Milwaukee looking to end a five-game losing streak, while the Nationals return home after a 2-1 weekend at Citi Field.
<p>Monday night’s <a target="_blank" title="Free MLB odds, predictions and analysis at!" href="/mlb-baseball/">MLB betting</a> has the Milwaukee Brewers opening a four-game road series against the Washington Nationals, with Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo (6-7, 4.20 ERA) opposing Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann (11-3, 2.28 ERA). </p> <p><em style="font-size:1em;">For more MLB info, don't forget to read our <a target="_blank" title="Monday MLB Betting Odds &amp; Lines Report" href="/mlb-baseball/free-picks/mlb-picks-monday-mlb-betting-odds-lines-report-a-32121/">Daily Baseball Odds &amp; Betting Lines Report</a>!</em></p> <p><b style="font-size:1em;">Brewers swept, Nats spank Mets</b></p> <p><img style="font-size:1em;" src="/picks-pictures/YovaniGallardoBrewersMLB_June2013_200%202.jpg" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" alt="Image preview" id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" /><span style="font-size:1em;">Washington and Milwaukee enter this set heading in opposite directions, following road matchups against the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">Washington capped off its stay in New York with Sunday’s 13-2 triumph as a 134 favorite, holding Terry Collins’ crew scoreless for eight frames. Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond drilled the final of four homers for his club, finishing with a 2-for-4 day and three RBIs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">Milwaukee ended its weekend with a pair of 2-1 setbacks to the Pirates, including a 14-frame marathon on Sunday afternoon. The lengthy affair saw Brewers reliever Jim Henderson give up Pittsburgh’s tying run in the eighth inning, while mate Francisco Rodriguez allowed a walkoff single for the staff’s loss.</span></p> <p><b style="font-size:1em;">Zimmermann outduels D-backs</b></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">Zimmermann notched his second straight win in Wednesday’s 3-2 victory for Washington as a 152 home favorite against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The fifth-year hurler allowed both of Arizona’s runs, giving up three hits over seven innings.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">Washington’s Tyler Moore drilled a homer in the fourth inning, tying the duel at 2-2. Nationals outfielder Denard Span later scored his club’s go-ahead run during a double play, while relievers Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano closed the battle for a hold and save, respectively.</span></p> <p><b style="font-size:1em;">Gallardo goes four in defeat</b></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">Gallardo logged his first loss in four starts on the same night, with Milwaukee falling to the Chicago Cubs, 5-4. The 27-year-old allowed three earned runs in four frames, failing to cash as 134 home ‘chalk.’</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks logged one of his side’s two errors, resulting in a pair of unearned runs. Weeks went on to drill a ninth-inning double to set himself up as the team’s tying run, but was thrown out at home to end the late surge.</span></p> <p><b style="font-size:1em;">Back the UNDER in Washington</b></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">Zimmerman opened as a 190 home favorite at William Hill's <a target="_blank" title="Free live and updated MLB odds, only at!" href="/betting-odds/mlb-baseball/">MLB odds</a>, while the ‘total’ was first set at a flat seven. Washington’s Bryce Harper (.287 BA, 12 HRs) is expected to return to his club’s lineup after missing extended action with a knee injury.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">I am adding the UNDER in this matchup to Monday’s <a target="_blank" title="For the latest odds and picks for MLB, NFL and much more, visit!" href="/">sports picks</a>, looking for runs on both sides to come at a premium.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">Zimmermann has allowed a sparse 0.83 WHIP and .223 OBP over his nine home starts, while facing a Brewers’ lineup that has hit .236 against righties on the road. Milwaukee has managed just 2 RPG in its last seven contests away from home, while Zimmermann held the Brewers to two earned runs over a pair of starts (12 2/3 IP).</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">Gallardo has gone three road starts without surrendering an earned run, allowing just 12 hits over the span’s 21 IP. The Mexico native fared well in last September’s visit to the nation’s capital, giving up two runs in five frames of action.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">The UNDER has cashed at 6-1 in Milwaukee’s last seven road games against clubs with winning records, while the same wager is 8-1-2 as part of Washington’s most recent 11 spots that followed a victory. Look for the octane to stay tight here, adding another cashed ticket to the UNDER’s trends.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;">[gameodds]3/237840/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;"><br /></span><strong style="font-size:1em;">MLB Pick:</strong><span style="font-size:1em;">  </span><a style="font-size:1em;" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet and win at!" href=";book=willhillinarticle">UNDER 7 at William Hill</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em;"><em><span><em>Looking for more MLB? Don't forget to read my analysis of the <a href="/mlb-baseball/free-picks/mlb-picks-tigers-vs-blue-jays-series-blog-a-32112/" title="Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays Series Blog" target="_blank">Tigers vs. Blue Jays series</a>! </em></span></em><br /></span></p>
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