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Los Angeles Dodgers take on Nationals in baseball test

Los Angeles DodgersWashington Nationals
Sep 8, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Odds

69-72TEAM RECORD65-75

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

Washington sends Chien-Ming Wang out against Dana Eveland for the Dodgers in this game. Wang is 2-3 with a 4.19 ERA on the season, while Eveland is 1-0 on the year and has a 1.13 ERA.

View LA Dodgers vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Nationals as -105 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:
The Nationals - Dodgers odds would favor the Dodgers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 15 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 3 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Washington owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 4-rated defense.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few Dodgers at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing Washington
LA Dodgers are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games
LA Dodgers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

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