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LA Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Prediction 4-16-24 Picks

Washington Nationals (6-9) vs. LA Dodgers (11-7)
April 16, 2024 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: LA Dodgers -244 / Washington Nationals +200; Over/Under: +9
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The Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action from Dodger Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers prediction.

Washington Nationals Team Preview

The Washington Nationals come into this one looking to keep the momentum going after a strong showing in Monday’s series opener. Going into Monday’s action, Jesse Winker leads the Nationals with 15 hits while Joey Gallo and CJ Abrams each have 3 home runs with Gallo posting a team-high 25 strikeouts with 3 doubles while Abrams has 2 doubles and 2 triples. Lane Thomas has a team-high 10 RBIs and 7 stolen bases while Trey Lipscomb has 4 stolen bases and Luis Garcia Jr. has a team-high 7 doubles. Patrick Corbin will get the start for the Nationals here and is 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. The Nationals will take on the Astros after this series.

Washington Nationals Team Facts

  • The Nationals have won four of their last five games as underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The Nationals have covered the run line in eight of their last nine road games.
  • The Nationals have led after 3 innings in five of their last six games as road underdogs against NL West opponents.
  • The Nationals have led after 7 innings in five of their last six games as road underdogs against NL West opponents.
  • The Nationals have led after 5 innings in each of their last five night games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be hoping to rebound from a disappointing start to the series in Monday’s matchup. Entering Monday’s action, Shohei Ohtani and Mookie Betts each have a team-high 25 hits with Betts logging a team-high 6 home runs in addition to 16 RBIs while Teoscar Hernandez has 5 home runs and a team-high 17 RBIs. Ohtani also has a team-high 10 doubles with 4 home runs and 10 RBIs while Hernandez leads the Dodgers with 26 strikeouts this season. The Dodgers did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted. The Dodgers will play against the Mets following this series.

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Facts

  • The Dodgers have lost four of their last five games as favorites.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line each of their last seven home games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last five games between the Nationals and Dodgers.
  • The Dodgers have trailed after 5 innings in three of their last four games as favorites against NL East opponents.

Nationals vs. Dodgers Prediction

I’m on the over here. I think the Dodgers offense can come alive against Corbin after a sluggish showing to start the series on Monday, but I also think the Nationals can contribute a few runs in this game as well. I’m not sure I can trust the Dodgers to win by margin right now even as the better team, and I think either way it goes, it’s going to be high-scoring. Give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 9

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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