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Nationals visit Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB clash

Washington NationalsLos Angeles Dodgers
July 22, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

48-50TEAM RECORD43-55

Dodger Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the visiting Washington Nationals on Friday.

John Lannan gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Nationals on this day; he's 6-6 on the season. The Dodgers, meanwhile, will counter with Hiroki Kuroda, who will be looking to improve on his 6-11 mark.

View Washington vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Dodgers as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Dodgers at No. 6 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 3.6 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 4 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 (7.9 hits per game).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 2.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Washington lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against Houston at Minute Maid Park.

The Dodgers were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Dodgers hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 batters in 1-0 victory on Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Nationals at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games at home
LA Dodgers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington at LA Dodgers, Saturday, July 23