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Maeda has been the man at Home for Dodgers

Kenta Maeda dodgers

Locked at one game apiece, the NLDS between the Nationals and Dodgers shifts to Los Angeles with the Dodgers looking to extend their home winning streak from the end of the regular season to six games. They’re sending the right man to the mound, as they’ve won six straight home games with Kenta Maeda as the starting pitcher. Maeda allowed two or fewer runs in four of those games.

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers swept a three-game home series vs the Nats in the regular season.
  • The Nationals are 5-0 in their last five games during the afternoon.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Nationals' last 16 games as underdog.

The Nationals opened the day as +131 underdogs and will counter with Gio Gonzalez, who saved his worst work for the end of the regular season. Gonzalez hit an ugly skid in September where he posted a 7.43 ERA in five starts. He did, however, have a strong performance in one start vs LA this season where he allowed one run in six innings of work while picking up the W. He has a good track record vs this Dodgers lineup, as they’ve combined for a .163 average and just one home run in 141 combined at-bats. Maeda has never faced the Nationals.

The total for the game is set at a modest 7.5 runs, which is a mark these teams have gone UNDER in seven of their last 10 games vs each other. When Gonzalez pitches on the road, though, totals seem to soar, as four of his last five road starts have gone above 7.5 runs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Washington Nationals before the first pitch in this match found them as 128 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 5.5-3.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Dodgers bring a 92-72 record to the battle against the 96-68 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Los Angeles Dodgers) and the No. 14 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Dodgers No. 15 ranked offense (4.46 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.77 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been averaging 8.48 hits per game, less than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (8.65 hits on average).

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

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 11th

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