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Nats out for Revenge in Game 2 of NLDS

The Los Angeles Dodgers hold an early edge in their National League Divisional Series with the Washington Nationals, but the Nats will be looking to even things up when the teams do battle on the diamond Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 4-1-1 in Hill's last 6 starts.
  • The Dodgers are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
  • The UNDER is 5-1-1 in Roark's last 7 starts.

Rich Hill and Tanner Roark will get the nod for the Nationals and Dodgers, respectively. Hill (12-5, 2.12 ERA) went 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in six starts after being acquired from Oakland. The hurler is 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA in four career appearances against the Nationals.

Roark (16-10, 2.83) is starting in place of the injured Steven Strasburg. The 30-year-old is making his first career postseason start and called it a “dream come true” at a press conference on Friday. Roark set career bests for victories and ERA while limiting opposing batters to a .228 average.

The OVER has been a profitable bet in the Dodgers’ last seven games. In Los Angeles’ last seven tilts, the OVER is 5-1-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Dodgers were listed as -111 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 0.2- win for the Nationals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 95-68 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 92-71 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers odds would favor the Dodgers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 14 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.65 hits per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers average 8.48 hits per game, good for No. 22 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Washington on Friday at Nationals Park behind starter C Kershaw.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • LA Dodgers is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Washington, Monday, October 10th

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