***103-65 +$19K ALL *10* MLB YTD!*** 10* GAME OF MONTH (TUESDAY!) 10-3 ALL L3 DAYS!
Milwaukee vs. Washington,
10/01/2019 20:08 EDT,
Score: 3 - 4
Point Spread: -1½/+120 Washington
The set-up: I’m expecting a decisive victory for the home side in this “one and done” Wild Card game. Both teams were hot down the stretch, but I think the Nationals’ Max Scherzer is the difference maker here. The Brewers counter with Brandon Woodruff to start.
The pitchers: Woodruff (11-3, 3.62 ERA) comes in off two strong outings vs. the Pirates and Padres. It’s difficult to say too many negative things about Woodruff at this point, I simply feel that he’s in the wrong place at the wrong time here.
Scherzer (11-7, 2.92) enters off a full weeks rest and he owns a tiny 1.03 WHIP this season.
The pick: Brewers’ slugger Christian Yelich is obviously not playing because of an earlier injury. Milwaukee center fielder Lorenzo Cain is also listed as day to day, while slugger Ryan Braun is dealing with a leg issue. The Nationals haven’t won a playoff series in 38 years, so clearly they won’t be lacking for motivation here. Note as well that the Nats are 6-0 in their last six vs. right-handed starters, while the Brewers are only 3-8 in their last 11 on the road. Milwaukee comes to town weakened and I believe Washington finally gets the monkey off its back with a resounding victory. Lay the 1.5 runs for the small plus money return.
10* GAME OF THE MONTH on the Washington Nationals RUN LINE.