Dodgers vs. Nationals - 6/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (43-29) at Los Angeles Dodgers (40-33)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Joe Ross (6-4) (3.24) vs. Julio Urias (0-2) (4.50)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -128 / Washington Nationals +118 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to sweep the Washington Nationals Wednesday night on ESPN.
The Washington Nationals could use a win after losing their last four games. The Nationals have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Washington Nationals have an ERA of 3.34 and have split their last 16 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. Joe Ross gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.13 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. This will be Ross’ second career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to build on their impressive five-game winning streak. The Dodgers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 18 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hit or miss recently, but they have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 80 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 32 RBI and Joc Pederson has 13 home runs. Julio Urias takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Urias’ first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 78-36 in their last 114 Wednesday games and 6-2 in Ross' last 8 road starts. The Dodgers are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. National League East and 37-18 in their last 55 during game 3 of a series. The Nationals are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in Los Angeles.
We've backed the Dodgers the first two games this series, we might as well go for the sweep. Washington continues to struggle offensively, as it's been Harper or bust lately. Also, Urias is getting comfortable with more playing time and has pitched his best at home. Dodgers get the sweep.