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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Nationals Park.

Ricky Nolasco will be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers on this day. Righthander Nolasco is 6-9 this season with a 3.76 ERA.

Nolasco's opponent in this one will be Stephen Strasburg. The Nationals righthander has a 2.99 ERA to go along with a 5-7 record this season.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Rockies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +125 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Washington at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 47-47 SU
Washington: 48-47 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers's last 9 games
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 17-5 SU in their last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 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 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
Washington home to LA Dodgers, Saturday, July 20