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Nationals vs Dodgers Baseball Game Preview

Washington NationalsLos Angeles Dodgers
May 14, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

21-17TEAM RECORD15-22

The Washington Nationals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

The Dodgers will rely on Clayton Kershaw to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Dan Haren will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Clayton Kershaw is 3-2 this season, and Dan Haren is 4-3.

View Washington vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as +-177 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Dodgers sit at No. 8 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Nationals average 7.6 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -116 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nationals enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Monday, with Jordan Zimmermann throwing 7 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nationals at Dodgers trends to consider:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Washington's last 25 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Dodgers' last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 18 of LA Dodgers' last 25 games
LA Dodgers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at LA Dodgers, Wednesday, May 15