Nationals at Dodgers 10/4/19 - MLB Betting Picks & Odds
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB: 9:37 PM EST
Oct. 04, 2019
Latest Odds : LAD -145 O/U 7.5
On Friday, the Washington Nationals visit Dodger Stadium to play Game 2 of their best of five National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in the NL wildcard showdown on Tuesday to move on to play the Dodgers. The Nationals rallied to beat the Brewers with a based loaded single in the bottom of the eighth.
Los Angeles won the National League West by 21 games. After clinching the division title the Dodgers used the final two weeks of the regular season to rest players. Justin Turner has been given the medical approval to play as has reliever Joe Kelly. Los Angeles has one of the top power-hitting teams in baseball with Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy leading the way.
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 Friday, the Nationals will send Stephen Strasburg to the mound. The right-hander during the season was 18-6 with an ERA of 3.32, 251 Ks and 56 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. On Friday, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound. The southpaw is 16-5 with an ERA of 3.03, 189 Ks and 41 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Washington is 36-16 in its last 52
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Nationals last 7 on the road versus an opponent with a higher than .600 winning percentage at home
Los Angeles is 27-10 in its last 37 at home versus an opponent with a winning record
The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Dodgers last 11
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -145
This matchup of heavyweights on the mound will be the highlight of four playoff games on Friday. The Dodgers have the slight advantage with Clayton Kershaw pitching at home, as LA has won 35 of its last 51 at Dodger Stadium against Washington. The Dodgers have dominated the National League East winning 42 of the last 61 against opponents from that division. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win 4-3