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Strasburg favored at Dodgers

Los Angeles will look to improve on its 8-2 home record when take on Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals on the MLB odds menu Saturday.

For the Dodgers, Chad Billingsley gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Stephen Strasburg, 2-0 on the year.

View Washington vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -115 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks including TopBet. The total was set very low at 6 before betting started earlier on Monday at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Dodgers sit at No. 12 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 9 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 2.6 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 2.3 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Washington lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Dodgers on April 27. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington suffered a 3-2 loss against Los Angeles on Friday, as Ross Detwiler wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

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

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


A few Nationals at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Washington is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Washington
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
LA Dodgers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games

Next up:
Washington at LA Dodgers, Sunday, April 29