Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (58-53) at Los Angeles Dodgers (62-50)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Joe Ross (3-3) (2.80) vs. Z Greinke (11-2) (1.71)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -176 / Washington Nationals +166 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals face off on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium for game two of their series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers returned home on Monday and they were promptly hammered by the Nationals. Carl Crawford hit a home run, Alberto Jose Callespo had two hits, and Jimmy Rollins had a hit as the Dodgers scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson allowed 10 hits and seven runs while striking out one over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 6-7 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who has allowed 103 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 136 over 152.1 innings for an 11-2 record 1.71 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals haven’t been at their best of late but they came out on fire whipping the Dodgers on Monday. Ian Desmond hit two home runs, Michael Taylor had three hits, and Ryan Zimmerman and Yunel Escobar each had two hits as the Nationals scored eight runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez allowed seven hits and struck out six over 8.0 innings to get the win and go to 9-4 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Nationals start Joe Ross who has allowed 37 hits and 14 earned runs while striking out 47 over 45 innings for a 3-3 record and a 2.80 ERA.
Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last six home games against a team with a winning record, 4-1 in game two of a series, and 33-10 in Greinke’s last 43 home starts. Washington is 4-7 in their last 10 games, 1-5 in their last six games as an underdog, and 1-4 in Ross’ last five starts against a team with a winning record. Washington is 7-20 in their last 27 games in Los Angeles.
Runs should he tough to come by and even with the total set as low as 6.5 my free pick is the under. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.