The National League has some nice matchups for bettors on Wednesday. The Chicago Cubs are taking on the Milwaukee Brewers in an NL Central clash, while the Philadelphia Phillies host the Washington Nationals in an NL East clash. This betting guide will help to give insight as to some of the best plays for those two games.
Chicago Cubs (+200) vs Milwaukee Brewers (-250)
Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes has been smoking hot lately, winning each of his last three starts while posting a 1.74 ERA and 0.77 WHIP (walks+hits per inning pitched) with 24 strikeouts across 20.2 innings pitched. After Chicago’s 8-3 win on Tuesday, these teams have split their 12 games this season. The Cubs have won both of Burnes’ starts against them, but the Brewers’ offense has been pretty good lately, scoring 65 runs over their last 10 games. Take the Brewers run line (-1.5, -120) in this one.
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Burnes has gotten great run support from Milwaukee during his recent hot streak, as the over has landed in six of his last eight starts. The total has also gone over in six of the last eight meetings in Milwaukee, and the over is 11-4-2 in the last 17 overall. The Brewers should get some runs in this one, and the over looks like a decent play once again here (O8, -105).
Washington Nationals (+190) vs Philadelphia Phillies (-230)
Aaron Nola gets the start for Philly, while Josiah Gray starts for the Nationals. Nola won a 2-1 duel against Gray back on June 18, and this could be another tight one. Nola has a 2.05 ERA and an even 1.00 WHIP in his last three starts, with 26 strikeouts over the last 22 innings. Gray has also been great on the road, going 4-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 0.97 WHIP while striking out 42 over 40.1 innings. This game should be close, and the number seems a bit lopsided. Grab the Nationals run line (+1.5, -115).
The total has gone over in 11 of the last 13 meetings between these two clubs, including three of the last four. However, the under is 4-0 in Gray’s last four starts, and in four of Nola’s last six. Both of these guys have been sharp, and if their last meeting was any indication, it could be a light day for both bullpens, as well. This looks like another pitcher’s duel, so lean towards the under (U8, -120) in this one.
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