Dodgers vs. Nationals - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (43-28) at Los Angeles Dodgers (39-33)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
T Roark (6-4) (3.14) vs. S Kazmir (5-3) (4.63)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -118 / Washington Nationals +108 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers square off Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
The Washington Nationals look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Washington Nationals have an ERA of 3.33 and have split their last 18 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 93 hits, Wilson Ramos has 38 RBI and Jayson Werth has 10 home runs. Tanner Roark gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.14 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Roark is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hit or miss lately, but they have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 79 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 32 RBI and Chase Utley has five home runs. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 5-3 with a 4.64 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 13-5 in their last 18 games vs. a left-handed starter and 4-0 in Roarks last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 11-3 in their last 14 home games. The Nationals are 17-35 in the last 52 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers are heating up right now and usually always play solid ball on their home field. Also, I have little confidence in Washington's offense. Kazmir has had his moments this season and the Dodgers offense is a lot easier to trust. I'll take the home team again and the small line.