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Nationals visit Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB clash

Washington NationalsLos Angeles Dodgers
May 15, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

21-18TEAM RECORD16-22

The Los Angeles Dodgers battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Dodger Stadium.

For the Dodgers, Zack Greinke gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ross Detwiler, 2-3 on the year.

View Washington vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 12-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Dodgers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 14 ranked National League offense (3.4 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.5 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Washington lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Dodgers on May 14. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -187 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Los Angeles staff and losing 2-0 to the Dodgers on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Nationals at Dodgers trends to consider:
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Washington's last 25 games on the road
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Dodgers' last 18 games at home
LA Dodgers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 17 of LA Dodgers' last 25 games

Next up:
Washington at San Diego, Thursday, May 16
LA Dodgers at Atlanta, Friday, May 17