Nationals at Dodgers 10/3/19 - MLB Betting Picks & Odds
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB: 8:37 PM EST
Oct. 03, 2019
Latest Odds : LAD -175 O/U 7
The Washington Nationals visit Dodger Stadium on Thursday to play Game 1 of their best of five National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Nationals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Tuesday in the NL wildcard showdown. The Nationals rallied to beat the Brewers behind a based loaded single by Juan Soto in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Los Angeles easily won the National League West by 21 games and used the final two weeks of the season to gets its players healthy for a long postseason run. Justin Turner has been given the green light to play as has reliever Joe Kelly. The Dodgers have not announced their starting pitcher for Thursday, but expect either Clayton Kershaw or Hyun-Jin Ryu to take the mound for Los Angeles.
During the regular season, Anthony Rendon led the Nationals with a .319 batting average, in hits with 174, and in RBIs with 126. Juan Soto led in home runs with 34. As a team, the Nationals averaged .263 at the plate. On Thursday, the Nationals will send Patrick Corbin to the mound. During the regular season the lefthander was 14-7 with an ERA of 3.25, 238 Ks and 70 BBs
During the regular season, Cody Bellinger led the Dodgers with a .303 batting average, 168 hits, 47 home runs and 115 RBIs. As a team the Dodgers averaged .258 at the plate. The Dodgers have not yet announced their starting pitcher for Game 1 of the NLDS with the Nationals, but speculation is that Clayton Kershaw or Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the nod.
Recent Betting Trends:
Washington is 8-0 in its last 8 versus an opponent with a winning record
The OVER has cashed in 3 of the Nationals last 5
Los Angeles is 54-18 in its last 72 at home
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Dodgers last 5 at home
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -175
Los Angeles has dominated this matchup of late winning 9 of the last 12 overall and 35 of the last 51 played at home against the Nationals. The Dodgers can win both with big bats such as Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy, or lock down pitching from Kershaw, Ryu and Walker Buehler. The Nationals enter on a high having won the NL wildcard game, but could have a slight letdown in Game 1. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win 5-2