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Dodgers visit Washington Nationals in MLB clash

Los Angeles DodgersWashington Nationals
July 19, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Odds

47-47TEAM RECORD48-47

The Washington Nationals host Los Angeles on Friday, looking to build on their 48-47 mark against the 47-47 Dodgers in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

For the Nationals, Stephen Strasburg gets the ball, charged with keeping the Dodgers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ricky Nolasco, 6-9 on the year.

View LA Dodgers vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Washington sat as -154 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Nationals) and the No. 3 (Dodgers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Washington owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 6-rated defense.

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. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday behind a start from Jhoulys Chacin at Dodger Stadium.

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. Washington won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Miami 5-2 in extra innings at Marlins Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
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 Nationals Trends:
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 Dodgers at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers' 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' 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:
LA Dodgers at Washington, Saturday, July 20