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Baseball odds preview - Los Angeles vs. Washington

Los Angeles DodgersWashington Nationals
Sep 7, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Odds

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The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Dodgers arrive at Nationals Park on Wednesday.

Chien-Ming Wang gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 2-3 mark. In the other dugout, Dana Eveland brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View LA Dodgers vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Nationals as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 15 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Dodgers, who rate a National League No. 3 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 7-3 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Los Angeles at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 7-3 final on Tuesday in support of Ted Lilly at Nationals Park.

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Washington, Thursday, September 8