The Los Angeles Dodgers will be facing off against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. This NL matchup will get going at 1:35 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals Odds
Los Angeles (+140) is hosting this game as the underdog to Washington (-150) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 7.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the games total stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. Gamblers can also bet on the games runline with the odds standing at -155 for the Dodgers +1.5 runs and +135 for the Nationals -1.5.
The Nationals are 24-20 SU and 22-20 ATS. They’ve lost 0.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 2.8 units against the spread (ATS). Washington has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Dodgers are 19-26 SU and have gone 14-29 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 27.2 units for moneyline bettors in the seasons early going and 17.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven.
Washington games have an over/under record of 18-22-2 thus far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 21-21-1.
The left-handed Alex Wood is projected to start for the visiting Dodgers. Wood is 0-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 47 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Washington this year.
The Nationals are handing the ball to righty Stephen Strasburg (5-3, 3.28 ERA), who has 68 strikeouts and 13 walks, as well as a 1.03 WHIP. Strasburg is 0-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA across one starts against Los Angeles this year.
As a unit, Washington’s pitchers have given up 3.7 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 2.93, a WHIP of 1.05 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.3. The bullpen has a 4.56 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.
The Washington offense has put up 4.4 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 3.2 per game over its last five. The teams hit .201/.276/.360 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The Nationals’ batters have been led by Bryce Harper and Matt Adams. Harper is hitting .228/.390/.517 with 13 home runs, 31 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Adams has put up a line of .265/.375/.608 with 10 homers, 27 RBIs and 18 runs.
Harper had a slight drop-off in production against lefties at home in 2017, slashing .295/.362/.328 over 69 such plate appearances (his total season line was .317/.411/.596).
In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.43 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 9.99 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.40, along with a WHIP of 1.19.
Dodgers hitters have slashed .240/.322/.393 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).
Backstop Yasmani Grandal and outfielder Matt Kemp have led Los Angeles hitters. Grandal is slashing .271/.373/.496 with seven home runs, 27 RBIs and 22 runs scored, while Kemp (.313/.350/.500) has produced five homers, 20 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
The Dodgers have lost 23.7 units and are 7-20 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Nationals have lost 7.5 units and are 6-7 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in three of those games, compared to nine that went under the total.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
- Los Angeles has posted 19.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.
- The Dodgers have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.