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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals - 5/12/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Sunday May 12, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Washington Nationals +135 / Los Angeles Dodgers -156 -- Over/Under: 7
TV Channel
SNLA, MAS2
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The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The Washington Nationals look to win back-to-back games for the first time since April 17-18. The Nationals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Washington Nationals have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 45 hits and 11 RBI while Victor Robles and Anthony Rendon have combined for 65 hits and 33 RBI. Stephen Strasburg gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.71 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 2-4 with a 2.64 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 56 hits and 38 RBI while Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo have combined for 77 hits and 40 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Ryu is 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series, 41-13 in Strasburgs last 54 road starts and 70-27 in Strasburgs last 97 starts. The Dodgers are 20-8 in their last 28 Sunday games, 8-3 in Ryus last 11 starts with 4 days of rest and 37-16 in Ryus last 53 home starts. The Nationals are 16-36 in the last 52 meetings in Los Angeles, 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and 1-4 in Strasburgs last 5 starts vs. Dodgers. The over is 4-0 in Ryus last 4 home starts. The under is 21-8 in Strasburgs last 29 road starts.

Strasburg has been a mixed bag this season, as his strikeout numbers are solid and he's allowing a .212 batting average, but he's given up four or more runs in four of his eight starts. Ryu has been one of the more consistent pitchers in baseball up to this point, allowing no more than two runs in all of his eight games and giving up a combined eight hits and one run in his last 17 innings. At home through 29 innings, Ryu has an ERA of 1.55 and a .210 allowed batting average. Throw in the fact the Washington Nationals haven't won back-to-back games in almost a month, and I have to side with the Dodgers.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -156

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