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Baseball Matchup - Washington Nationals Los Angeles Dodgers Odds Preview

Los Angeles DodgersWashington Nationals
Sep 19, 7:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Odds

76-71TEAM RECORD89-57

Los Angeles pays a visit to Washington on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Nationals bats in baseball action at Nationals Park.

The match puts starter Josh Beckett for the Dodgers on the hill facing John Lannan for the Nationals. Beckett brings a 6-13 mark to the game, while Lannan is 3-0 to date on the season.

View LA Dodgers vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Nationals as -115 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 3-rated Dodgers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Dodgers offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

A few Dodgers at Nationals trends to consider:
LA Dodgers5-0-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Washington
LA Dodgers are 2-5-1 SU in their last 8 games ,
LA Dodgers are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,on the road
Washington14-5-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
Washington is 2-3-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Washington is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Washington is 0-4-1 SU in their last 5 games ,when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Washington, Thursday, September 20