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Los Angeles Angels vs. Washington Nationals - 7/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:08 pm (Angel Stadium)

G Gonzalez (8-4) (2.66) vs. R Nolasco (4-10) (4.49)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels +112 / Washington Nationals -122 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSW, MAS2, ESPN

Over at Angel Stadium on Wednesday, the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Angels will be wrapping up their two-game MLB series. 

In the Tuesday game, Washington eked out a 4-3 victory, out-hitting the Angels 12-4. 

Los Angeles Angels vs. Washington Nationals - 7/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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For Wednesday’s matchup, the Nationals will be sending out lefty Gio Gonzalez. In his 121.2 innings and 8-4 record this year, Gonzalez has a 2.66 ERA with 116 Ks and 51 BBs. 

The Nats have some excellent hitters this year. Daniel Murphy came into this set with 116 hits, 62 runs, 16 homers and 71 RBI, while Bryce Harper had 106 hits, 77 runs, 23 homers and 72 RBI. On Tuesday, Murphy came up empty but Harper slapped solo homer with four hits and two runs. 

Over on the Angels side, they’re going with RHP Ricky Nolasco on Wednesday. In his 108.1 innings and 4-10 record this year, Nolasco has a 4.82 ERA with 91 Ks and 31 BBs. 

LA has some solid hitters as well. Andrelton Simmons came into this set with 102 hits, 43 runs and 39 RBI, while Kole Calhoun had 84 hits, 41 runs, 12 homers and 41 RBI. Simmons went 0-for-3 on Tuesday; Calhoun had one hit. 

The Nationals are 8-1 in their last nine during game two of a series, and 96-45 in their last 141 Wednesday games. Washington is also 5-1 in Gonzalez’s last six road starts and 19-5 in Gonzalez’s last 24 Wednesday starts. 

Meanwhile, the Angels are 1-4 in the last five during game two of a series and 1-5 in the last six home games versus a left-handed starter. LA is also 1-5 in Nolasco’s last six home starts and 2-12 in Nolasco’s last 14 starts. 

Gonzalez stumbled a bit against Atlanta with three earned on seven hits in 6.0 innings, but played well in his last outing versus Cincinnati with 8.1 innings, four hits and zero earned. As for Nolasco, he coughed up eight earned in 1.2 innings on seven hits against the Rangers, but bounced back on one hit in 7.0 innings against Tampa. This should be a pretty solid pitching matchup and a fun game to watch, but I’ll take Gonzalez and the Nationals for the win.

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