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Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/17/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (97-52) at Washington Nationals (89-60)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:08 pm (Nationals Park)

H Ryu (5-7) (3.59) vs. S Strasburg (13-4) (2.64)

The Line: Washington Nationals -144 / Los Angeles Dodgers +134 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Washington Nationals battle the Los Angeles Dodgers in  a MLB matchup Sunday. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to right the ship from their first real slump of the season. The Dodgers appear to be back in business with four straight victories after downing the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Saturday. LAD starter Rich Hill upped his record to 10-8 with a run allowed on one hit (homerun) and walked two over five frames with five relievers holding Washington at bay. The Los Angeles attack consisted of seven hits and three free passes with Cody Bellinger going deep and driving in two while Justin Turner drove in a run and Chase Utley scored twice.The Los Angeles Dodgers are slated to start right hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to the hill to oppose the Washington Nationals for the second time in 2017. Ryu comes in off of a 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with a run scoring on three hits and five BB over six frames.

Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/17/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

USA TODAY Sports

Even though the Washington Nationals have wrapped up the National League East the team still wants to perform well. That hasn’t been the case of late with defeats in four of five following Saturday afternoon’s loss to the Dodgers. The Nationals offense never got going Saturday and a winnable game went in to the win column. Nats starter AJ Cole was charged with all three runs on seven hits and a pair of BB through five innings of work to fall to 2-5. Washington was held to four hits and a pair of walks with Anthony Rendon leaving the yard while Trea Turner singled in Wilmer Difo. Stephen Strasburg toes the rubber for the Washington Nationals against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers who he sees for the second time this season. Strasburg is on the most amazing run f his career with four consecutive starts without allowing a run..

The over is 6-2 in Los Angeles last 8 overall and the over is 6-2 in Los Angeles  last 8 on grass while the over is 8-3 in Los Angeles last 11 road games. The under is 21-8-6 in Washington last 35 overall and the under is 21-8-6 in Washington last 35 on grass while Washington are 10-4 in their last 14 Sunday games. 

If Strasburg is going to have his string of scoreless innings end, the Dodgers will probably do it. Los Angeles might score but hopefully still lose…

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