Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/15/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (94-52) at Washington Nationals (89-57)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
A Wood (14-3) (2.81) vs. E Jackson (5-5) (4.14)
The Line: Washington Nationals +119 / Los Angeles Dodgers -129 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, SNLA, TVA
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals meet Friday in MLB action at Nationals Park.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win here after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 148 hits and 68 RBI while Chris Taylor and Justin Turner have combined for 275 hits and 134 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 14-3 with a 2.81 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Wood is 3-3 with a 2.78 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Nationals have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Washington Nationals have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Daniel Murphy leads the Nationals with 157 hits and 88 RBI while Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon have combined for 284 hits and 187 RBI. Edwin Jackson gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 4.14 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Jackson is 4-3 with a 4.15 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 16-5 in their last 21 games following an off day, 7-1 in Woods last 8 road starts and 16-5 in Woods last 21 starts. The Nationals are 10-3 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 1-5 in Jacksons last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The Dodgers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Washington, 11-5 in the last 16 meetings and under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
Wood has been lights out pretty much all season long, but he's given up a combined nine runs in his last 11 innings. Of course, the Dodgers have been ice cold the last few weeks as a team. Jackson has had his struggles his last couple of starts as well, but he's backed up by a hot Nats offense that is leading the charge during this stretch. The bottom line is that Washington is playing better baseball overall right now and we're getting plus money with them at home. I have to play the value here.