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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals

The fans at Nationals Park will be treated to a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals when they take their seats on Saturday.

Righthander Zack Greinke will take the mound for the Dodgers to start this game. Greinke is 8-2 this season with a 3.49 ERA.

Greinke's opponent in this one will be Gio Gonzalez. The Nationals lefthander has a 3.03 ERA to go along with a 7-3 record this season.

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.

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

Los Angeles most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's 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's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's 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

Next up:
Washington home to LA Dodgers, Sunday, July 21