Moneyline favors Nationals in battle with Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Odds
Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Los Angeles Dodgers pay a visit to Nationals Park.
Zack Greinke, with a record of 8-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Dodgers, while the Nationals trot Gio Gonzalez to the mound in this one. He is 7-3 so far in 2013.
Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before the first pitch in this match found them as +-133-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7 earlier at TopBet.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 9 and the Dodgers sitting at No. 3.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Dodgers offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).
Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +142 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Washington on Friday at Nationals Park behind starter Ricky Nolasco.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Dodgers at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers at Washington, Sunday, July 21