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Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/28/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Sunday July 28, 2019, 1:35 PM (EDT)
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -120 / Washington Nationals +100 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals meet Sunday in MLB action at Nationals Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 120 hits and 79 RBI while Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo have combined for 195 hits and 88 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 9-1 with a 3.23 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Buehler is 0-0 with a 1.13 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Washington Nationals need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Nationals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Washington Nationals have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 110 hits and 28 RBI while Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto have combined for 203 hits and 137 RBI. Stephen Strasburg gets the ball, and he is 13-4 with a 3.37 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 2-5 with a 2.67 ERA and 75 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 37-14 in their last 51 Sunday games, 4-1 in Buehler's last 5 road starts and 8-2 in Buehler's last 10 starts. The Nationals are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 40-19 in Strasburg's last 59 home starts and 80-30 in Strasburg's last 110 starts. The Nationals are 1-5 in Strasburg's last 6 starts vs. Dodgers and the Dodgers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Washington. The over is 39-15-2 in Strasburg's last 56 home starts. The over is 4-0 in Buehler's last 4 starts overall.

Buehler has allowed 15 earned runs in his last 56.2 innings and is allowing just a .221 batting average on the season. Strasburg has allowed 20 hits and three runs in his last 24.2 innings, and he's allowing a .218 batting average at home through 63 innings. The Los Angeles Dodgers are obviously the better team here, but we're getting an ace quality pitcher at even money, and I rarely turn down favorable prices with such a good pitcher on the mound. Strasburg is also holding current Dodgers hitters to a .196 batting average with 37 strikeouts in 107 at bats.

Washington Nationals +100

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