The Washington Nationals are prepared to host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NL Divisional Playoffs. The visiting Dodgers currently hold a 2-1 lead in the series. The elimination matchup is slated to begin at 6:40 p.m. ET and is scheduled to be televised on TBS.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals Odds
Factoring in the regular season, the Nationals are 95-71 straight up (SU) and 93-72 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 5.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 16.8 units ATS. The Dodgers are 108-57 SU and have gone 81-83 against the spread. They’re up 16.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 5.3 units ATS.
Washington games have had an over/under record of 76-79-10 in 2019. Dodgers games have gone under 78 times, gone over 75 times and pushed on 11 occasions.
Rich Hill will get the nod for Los Angeles. The left-handed Hill is 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 72 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA against Washington this year.
The Nationals are handing the ball to righty Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA), who has 243 strikeouts and 33 walks, along with 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.
With a team slash line of .250/.350/.490, the Dodgers have tallied 6.0 runs per game through three playoff games. Washington is hitting .189/.272/.279 through four games and the team has managed 3.0 runs during this year’s playoffs.
The Nationals bullpen has registered a postseason ERA of 9.69 and a WHIP of 2.15, while Dodgers relievers have performed significantly better with a 2.70 ERA and 1.10 WHIP.
First baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner continue to lead Los Angeles’ offense. Bellinger is hitting .302/.404/.622 with 47 home runs, 115 RBIs, 123 runs and 15 stolen bases, while Turner (.292/.371/.515) is up to 28 homers, 71 RBIs and 82 runs scored.
The Nationals’ offense has been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and right fielder Adam Eaton. Rendon is hitting .317/.412/.591 with 34 home runs, 127 RBIs and 119 runs scored, while Eaton’s line is .278/.363/.422 with 15 homers, 50 RBIs, 105 runs and 15 steals.
The Dodgers just took the previous game in this series by a score of 10 runs to four.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
The under has hit in four of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
The Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 games SU.
Los Angeles has recorded 23.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.8 over its last five.
The Dodgers have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games. The Nationals have hit 12 over their last 10.
The Dodgers have a team OPS of .813 this season and an OPS of .815 against right-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS sits at .793 overall and .784 against righties.