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Kershaw vs Nats: Dodgers are Profitable

The Los Angeles Dodgers have rolled to eight payouts in Clayton Kershaw's last 10 starts against the Washington Nationals as the lefthander prepares to hit the hill at Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon in top MLB odds action.

Kershaw is 6-6 with a 2.85 ERA on the season, and his last outing was actually at the All-Star Game when he gave up two runs on three hits in his one inning of work. Doug Fister (3-4, 4.08 ERA) will pitch for Washington on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Washington sat as 143 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 6.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-3.7 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 48-39 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 51-39 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 13 (Los Angeles Dodgers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.61 hits per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers average 8.26 hits per game, good for No. 22 on the list.

Washington owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 4.28 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 3-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Brewers on Sunday, with Br Anderson throwing 1 innings of 0-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 3-2 final on Sunday in support of M Scherzer at Camden Yards.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 6-2-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 14-6-1 SU in its last 21 games
  • Washington is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 9-2-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Washington is 4-7-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Washington, Sunday, July 19th