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LA Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Prediction 4-17-24 Picks

Washington Nationals (7-9) vs. LA Dodgers (11-8)
April 17, 2024 3:10 pm EDT
The Line: LA Dodgers -250 / Washington Nationals +205; Over/Under: +9
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The Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday 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 will be out to bounce back after a 6-2 loss to the Dodgers in Tuesday’s matchup. Jesse Winker leads the Nationals with 19 hits while CJ Abrams has a team-high 4 home runs, 2 triples, 3 doubles and 10 RBIs. Lane Thomas also has a team-high 10 RBIs and 8 stolen bases while Joey Gallo has 3 home runs, 4 doubles and a team-high 29 strikeouts. Trey Lipscomb has 4 stolen bases and Luis Garcia Jr. has a team-high 7 doubles. Jake Irvin will get the start for the Nationals here and is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. The Nationals will take on the Astros after this series.

Washington Nationals Team Facts

  • The Nationals have won each of their last five games as road underdogs against National League opponents following a loss.
  • The Nationals have covered the run line in each of their last six road games following a road loss.
  • The Nationals have led after 3 innings in five of their last seven games as road underdogs against NL West opponents.
  • The Nationals have led after 5 innings in eight of their last 11 games as underdogs against NL West opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Nationals’ last five day games.

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this one looking to pick up another victory after bouncing back on Tuesday. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 31 hits, 6 home runs and 18 RBIs with a .388 batting average while Teoscar Hernandez has 18 RBIs of his own along with 5 home runs. Shohei Ohtani has 28 hits with a team-high 10 doubles along with 4 homers and 10 RBIs and is tied with Betts for the team-high with 3 stolen bases this season. Max Muncy also has a team-high 28 strikeouts while Hernandez is right behind with 27 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 following a win.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six day games following a win.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last six games between the Nationals and Dodgers.
  • The Dodgers have won the first inning in each of their last three day games against the Nationals.
  • The Dodgers have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four Wednesday day games as favorites.

Nationals vs. Dodgers Prediction

I’m on the over here. I don’t know if I can really trust Jake Irvin in a matchup like this if I’m being completely honest as I think the Dodgers are easily the better lineup 1-9, but the Nationals have been able to provide a bit of an offensive punch in this series at times and I think there could be runs in bunches scored in this game. Give me the over.

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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