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Los Angeles Angels vs. Washington Nationals - 7/18/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (56-36) at Los Angeles Angels (46-49)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium)

E Jackson (0-0) (7.19) vs. J Chavez (5-10) (5.08)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels -120 / Washington Nationals +110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-West, MASN

The Washington Nationals head to the west coast to battle the Los Angeles Angels in Tuesday MLB baseball.

The Washington Nationals have been red hot as they try to pull away in the National League East. The Nationals stayed hot with a 6-1 victory at Cincinnati Monday for their 9th win in eleven contests. A five run first  and solid pitching paced the Nats with starter Stephen Strasburg allowing the lone run on four hits while striking out eleven over seven frames. Washington totaled eleven hits and four walks with Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Brian Goodwin cracking long balls while Goodwin scored twice. The Washington Nationals are sending  Edwin Jackson  to the mound and the well traveled hurler is 93-114 in his career with  a 4.65 ERA  In 364 contests.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Washington Nationals - 7/18/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Angels are trying to keep their Wild Card hopes afloat but it has been a struggle. The Angels have lost seven of ten overall but are hoping Sunday’s 4-3 victory versus the Tampa Bay Rays was the beginning of a hot streak where the pitching came up big. LAA starter Parker Bridwell allowed a pair of runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight through 6.1 innings before Bud Norris made things interesting with a run surrendered in the 9th on his way to his 14th save. Los Angeles did their damage on eight hits and five walks with CJ Cron clubbing a two run homer while Andrelton Simmons went 3-4 with two runs scored. The Los Angeles Angels hand the ball to Jesse Chavez for the start in game one of their series with the Washington Nationals. Chavez absorbed a 5-3 loss at the Texas Rangers last time out with three runs given up on seven hits and two BB in five frames.

The over is 8-2 in Washington last 10 Tuesday games and Washington  are 12-5 in their last 17 road games. The over is 6-2 in Los Angeles last 8 versus National League East and Los Angeles are 19-7 in their last 26 Tuesday games. The over is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings. 

Call me clueless but I don’t have a reason to back either pitcher so I’ll go with the over and hope somebody doesn’t throw a gem…

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