The Los Angeles Dodgers are squaring off against the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NLDS. The series is currently knotted up one game apiece, and the matchup will be televised on TBS. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals Odds
Washington (getting -130 odds) is hosting this one as the favorite over Los Angeles and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). There’s a runline of Dodgers +1.5 (-175) and Nationals -1.5 (+155) for this matchup.
Including the regular season, the Dodgers have gone 107-57 SU this year and are 81-83 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 16.8 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 5.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 95-70 SU and 93-72 ATS. They’ve gained 5.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 16.8 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.
Washington games have an over/under record of 76-79-10 in 2019. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 75-78-11.
Hyun-Jin Ryu is getting the nod for the Dodgers. The left-handed Ryu is 14-5 with a 2.32 ERA and 163 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 0.61 ERA against Washington this year (two starts).
The Nationals are handing the ball to righty Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA), who has 243 strikeouts and 33 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.03. Scherzer is 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.
Fueled by a team slash line of .190/.292/.365, the Dodgers have produced 4.0 runs per game through two playoff outings. The Nationals are hitting .185/.257/.272 over three games and the team has managed 2.7 runs during the 2019 playoffs.
The Nationals bullpen has registered a postseason ERA of 5.00 and a WHIP of 1.44, while Dodgers relievers have fared noticeably better with a 1.50 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.
Los Angeles’ hitters have been paced by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner, who have combined to blast 74 home runs. Bellinger is slashing .301/.404/.622 with 47 home runs, 115 RBIs, 122 runs and 15 steals, while Turner (.290/.369/.507) is up to 27 homers, 68 RBIs and 81 runs scored.
The Nationals’ offense has been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and right fielder Adam Eaton. Rendon is hitting .317/.411/.593 with 34 home runs, 127 RBIs and 118 runs scored, and Eaton is batting .277 with 15 homers, 50 RBIs, 104 runs and 15 steals.
The Nationals are coming off a 4-2 win in Game 2 of the series.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
Los Angeles has recorded 16 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Washington has 14 XBH over its last five.
The Dodgers have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Nationals have hit 11 over their last 10.
The Dodgers have an OPS of .810 this season and an OPS of .814 against right-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS sits at .794 overall and .784 versus righties.
Los Angeles has recorded 20.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.6 over its last five.
The Nationals have won 10 of their last 11 games SU.