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Baseball odds preview - Washington vs. Los Angeles

Washington NationalsLos Angeles Dodgers
April 29, 4:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds


The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Washington on Sunday, with the host Dodgers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Washington puts its faith in starter Gio Gonzalez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-0. Getting the ball for the Dodgers is Chris Capuano, who owns a 2-0 record on the season with a 3.52 ERA.

View Washington vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -105 favorites. The total was set at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Dodgers and the league No. 9-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 6 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 2.7 runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.5 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Washington was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Dodgers. They lost as -122 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors. Washington lost in extra innings against the Dodgers on Saturday as Los Angeles edged them 4-3 at Dodger Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 9-1
After playing Washington are 10-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Nationals at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Washington is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Washington's last 24 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Washington
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
LA Dodgers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Arizona, Tuesday, May 1
LA Dodgers at Colorado, Monday, April 30