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Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (61-59) at Washington Nationals (71-46)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm (Nationals Park)

R Nolasco (5-12) (4.97) vs. T Roark (9-7) (4.74)

The Line: Washington Nationals -120 / Los Angeles Angels +110 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-West, MASN

The Los Angeles Angels look for a road win versus the Washington Nationals in an MLB baseball tilt Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Angels have been red hot as they try to position themselves for a Wild Card. The Angels cooled off for a day in a 3-1 loss at the Washington Nationals which put an end to their six game winning streak. LAA starter Tyler Skaggs allowed two runs on seven hits and a pair of free passes over five frames with a pair of solo jacks being the difference between winning and losing. Los Angeles was held to three hits and three walks with Cliff Pennington’s second homer accounting for the scoring. The Los Angeles Angels will send veteran right hander Ricky Nolasco to the hill to oppose the Washington Nationals Wednesday. Nolasco has dropped back to back outings where he has given up five runs in each on 16 hits and four BB in nine frames.

Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals have been playing well as the team continues to inch closer to the National League East crown. The Nationals roll continued with Monday’s victory versus the visiting Los Angeles Angels giving the team wins in eight of eleven. Nats starter Gio Gonzalez upped his record to 11-5 with a pair of hits and three walks issued through six scoreless innings. Washington posted nine hits and two bases on balls with Howie Kendrick going 2-4 with a pair of homers while Anthony Rendon logged three hits and scored. Tanner Roark toes the rubber for the Washington Nationals versus the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday who he last saw in 2013.Roark comes off of a 3-2 win (ND) versus the Miami Marlins with both runs allowed on four hits and five BB in six frames.

The under is 23-11-5 in Los Angeles last 39 on grass and Los Angeles  are 2-8 in Nolasco’s last 10 road starts while Los Angeles are 4-15 in Nolasco’s last 19 starts. Washington are 98-47 in their last 145 Wednesday games and the over is 8-3 in Roark’s last 11 interleague starts. Los Angeles are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. 

I really don’t like the match up on the mound as anything can happen so I wouldn’t go and bet the house…

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