As online MLB wagering headlines become crowded with trade rumors, sportsbook players will have to focus extra hard to find that perfect MLB betting line. Wednesday will bring another opportunity for players to size up the league’s action. But before we take a look at any worthwhile matchups, let’s take a look at what went down this past Tuesday.
Tuesday’s Online MLB Wagering Recap
Tuesday’s MLB action got off to an exciting start as the Chicago Cubs picked up a 7-2 win over their inner-city rivals, the Chicago White Sox. From there, fans witnessed the Milwaukee Brewers bounce back from their Pennsylvanian-hangover by shutting out the Washington Nationals 8-0. The Nats remain unfazed by the loss, thanks to their comfy lead atop the division.
The Houston Astros got an easy 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Yanks had to fight their way to a 4-2 triumph over the Cincinnati Reds. Since the Red Sox suffered a 5-6 loss to the mariners later on in the day, New York is now 1 game away from tying with the Sox atop the AL East.
The Indians showed why they’re the leaders of the AL Central by stunning the Angels 11-7. Coming out on top in that shootout allowed Cleveland to build upon their lead in the division, something they desperately need considering the Royals are within two games of the Indians.
There will be 15 MLB contests for bettors to choose from this evening. One particular contest worth looking over is the Nats-Brewers matchup. Milwaukee was able to upset the Nationals Tuesday, but baseball betting sites have decided to favor Washington once again. Take a look.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals – Wednesday, July 26th
When: 7:05 pm ET
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Series: Game 2 of 3-Game Series
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
Online MLB Wagering Odds:
Milwaukee Brewers +1 ½ (-185) 8 ½ (-110) +117
Washington Nationals -1 ½ (+160) 8 ½ (-110) -127
The Brewers come into this contest flashing a 54-48 record that ranks Milwaukee first in the NL Central. However, the Brewers are far from comfortable with that record, considering that the second place Chicago Cubs are just a sly ½ game short from tying with Milwaukee. The Brewers have missed out on the playoffs for the last three years consecutively but are currently in a good position to break that drought in 2017.
To help get them there, the Brewers will be sending Jimmy Nelson to the mound this Wednesday. Nelson is 8-5 on the season with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Nelson has been performing rather poor lately, posting a 7.20 ERA in his last 5 innings. The odds probably took this into consideration when listing the Brewers as online MLB wagering underdogs.
The Nationals ride into this pairing with a 59-39 record that ranks them 1st in the NL East. Additionally, Washington currently owns a staggering 11 ½ game lead over 2nd place Atlanta. This series marks the first time Washington has faced off against Milwaukee, and with the Brewers picking up Game 1, the Nats will becoming even harder in Game 2.
To help get different results this time around, the Nationals will be starting Gio Gonzalez Wednesday evening. Gonzalez is 8-5 on the season with a 2.83 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. With Gonzalez on the mound, it’s hard to imagine the Brewers picking up back to back wins.