Nationals vs. Dodgers - 7/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (51-39) at Washington Nationals (48-39)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Nationals Park)
Z Greinke (8-2) (1.39) vs. M Scherzer (10-7) (2.11)
The Line: Washington Nationals -109 / Los Angeles Dodgers -101 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, MASN, TBS
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Dodgers have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Howie Kendrick leads Los Angeles with 99 hits and 37 RBI while Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson have combined for 100 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their last 10 road games. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he’s 8-2 with a 1.39 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Nationals have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 102 hits and 31 RBI while Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa have combined for 93 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won seven of their last 10 home games. Max Scherzer takes the hill, and he’s 10-7 with a 2.11 ERA and 150 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 2-3 with a 3.51 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 49-24 in Greinkes last 73 starts. The Nationals are 35-17 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series and 9-4 in Scherzers last 13 starts. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Washington.
We're getting the better lineup, better overall team and possibly the best pitcher in baseball at this price? Yes, please. The Dodgershave to be the play here given the value.