Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals - 8/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (58-54) at Los Angeles Dodgers (63-50)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Zimmermann (8-7) (3.44) vs. C Kershaw (9-6) (2.51)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -213 / Washington Nationals +197 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals face off on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium for game three of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back for Monday’s loss to the Nationals to get the win on Tuesday. Yasiel Puig hit a home run, Alberto Jose Callespo had two hits, and Jimmy Rollins had a hit as the Dodgers scored five runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke allowed six hits and struck out six over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 12-2 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Dodgers start Clayton Kershaw who has allowed 116 hits and 43 earned runs while striking out 197 over 154 innings for a 9-6 record and a 2.51 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals couldn’t maintain Monday’s momentum as they lost to the Dodgers on Tuesday. Yunel Escobar and Clint Robinson had two hits each and Ian Desmond had a hit as the Nationals failed to score on seven hits. Starting pitcher Joe Ross allowed six hits and five runs while striking out one over 4.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 3-4 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Nationals start Jordan Zimmermann who has allowed 148 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 105 over 141.1 innings for an 8-7 record and a 3.44 ERA.
Los Angeles is 14-4 in game three of a series, 50-22 in their last 72 home games, and 48-22 in Kershaw’s last 70 home starts. Washington is 1-5 in their last six road games, 1-7 in their last eight games as an underdog, and 4-9 in Zimmermann’s last 13 starts as an underdog. Washington is 7-22 in their last 29 games in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers are a huge favorite and while I don’t like the price enough to play it the Dodgers are the choice.