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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals - 5/10/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Friday May 10, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Washington Nationals +170 / Los Angeles Dodgers -200 -- Over/Under: 8
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The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Friday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The Washington Nationals look for a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Nationals have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Washington Nationals have lost eight of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 43 hits and 11 RBI while Victor Robles and Anthony Rendon have combined for 61 hits and 32 RBI. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 0-5 with a 5.15 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring at least one run. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 53 hits and 38 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 73 hits and 47 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 4.66 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s first career game against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 5-16 in their last 21 Friday games, 0-4 in Sanchez's last 4 road starts and 0-4 in Sanchez's last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 67-31 in their last 98 vs. National League East and 1-4 in Maeda's last 5 starts. The Nationals are 16-36 in the last 52 meetings in Los Angeles and 17-35 in the last 52 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Maeda's last 7 starts overall. The under is 5-1 in Sanchez's last 6 starts overall.

Sanchez has been better in his last two starts, but he's still a pitcher who has walked 22 batters in 36.2 innings and has an ERA over five. Maeda has had his hiccups this season as well, but five of his seven gams have come on the road. At home in 13.1 innings, Maeda has an ERA of 2.70 and an allowed batting average of .191. There's also a good chance the Los Angeles Dodgers offense, which entered this series on fire, will bounce back after being shutout on Thursday. I'll back the Dodgers again.

Los Angeles Dodgers -200

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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