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Los Angeles DodgersWashington Nationals
July 21, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Odds

49-47TEAM RECORD48-49

Baseball bettors look for value at Nationals Park on Sunday as host Washington battles the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball odds action.

Clayton Kershaw gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Dodgers on this day; he's 8-6 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Jordan Zimmermann, who will be looking to improve on his 12-4 mark.

View LA Dodgers vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Nationals in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of +103 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 3-rated Dodgers taking on the National League's No. 9-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Los Angeles at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles needed extra innings to get the job done against the Nationals on Saturday as the Dodgers defeated them 3-1 at Nationals Park.

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

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

A few Dodgers at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Toronto, Monday, July 22
Washington home to Pittsburgh, Monday, July 22