Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals - 8/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (57-53) at Los Angeles Dodgers (62-50)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
G Gonzalez (8-4) (3.75) vs. Br Anderson (6-6) (3.13)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -146 / Washington Nationals +136 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals face off on Monday as they play game one of their MLB series on post-season hopefuls.
The Los Angeles Dodgers return home following getting swept over the weekend in Pittsburgh but still leading the National League West. The Dodgers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 37-18 at home, and they have a three game lead over the Giants in the NL West. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .255 with Justin Turner hitting .323, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .298, and Howie Kendrick hitting .296. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.43 with the starters at 3.20 and the bullpen at 3.93. For game one against the Nationals the Dodgers start Brett Anderson who has allowed 125 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 86 over 123.2 innings for a 6-6 record and a 3.06 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals are slumping at the wrong time as they are currently on the outside looking in at the post-season. The Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 26-30 on the road, and they are 1.5 games behind the Mets in the NL East. As a team the Nationals are hitting .249 with Bryce Harper hitting .355, Yunel Escobar hitting .307, and Danny Espinosa hitting .246. The Nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.65 with the starters at 3.69 and the bullpen at 3.56. For game one against the Dodgers the Nationals start Gio Gonzalez who has allowed 123 hits and 48earned runs while striking out 105 over 115.1 innings for an 8-4 record and a 3.75 ERA.
Los Angeles is 5-0 at home against a team with a winning record, 48-21 in their last 69 home games, and 5-2 in Anderson’s last seven starts following a quality start in his last appearance. Washington is 2-5 in their last seven road games, 0-5 in their last five games as an underdog, and 12-3 in Gonzalez’s last 15 starts against the NL West. Washington is 6-20 in their last 26 games in Los Angeles.
With the total set at seven and both of these teams travelling across the country I expect this one to fall under the total. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.