Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game 1 - 5/19/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (17-26) at Washington Nationals (24-18)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Ross Stripling (0-1) (2.20) vs. M Scherzer (7-1) (1.69)
The Line: Washington Nationals -226 / Los Angeles Dodgers +208 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SNLA
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals meet Saturday in MLB action at Nationals Parkfor Game 1 of a doubleheader.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since May 3-4. The Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their lat 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Chris Taylor leads the Dodgers with 44 hits and 16 RBI while Cody Bellinger and Matt Kemp have combined for 84 hits and 37 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 2.20 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Stripling is 0-1 with a 21.60 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Nationals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Washington Nationals have won 13 straight games when scoring more than one run. Howie Kendrick leads the Nationals with 45 hits and 12 RBI while Trea Turner and Bryce Harper have combined for 77 hits and 45 RBI. Max Scherzer gets the ball, and he is 7-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 4-4 with a 2.79 ERA and 72 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 1-5 in Striplings last 6 road starts and 2-8 in Striplings last 10 starts. The Nationals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 19-7 in Scherzers last 26 home starts and 42-15 in Scherzers last 57 starts. The Dodgers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Washington, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings.
The Washington Nationals are the hottest team in baseball right now and have won seven straight with Scherzer on the mound, and all seven wins covered the run line. Stripling has been actually pretty solid for the Dodgers this season, but I'm not sure it matters considering this team has found ways to lose left and right and have been the worst team to back betting wise. You're burning money if you're backing the Dodgers this season. Give me the Nats and the RL to add value to the bet.