The Washington Nationals are facing off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS. The Dodgers currently have a 1-0 lead in the series, and this showdown will be televised on TBS. The game gets underway at 9:37 p.m. ET.
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Including the regular season, the Nationals have gone 94-70 SU this year and are 92-71 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 5.5 units for moneyline bettors and 17.1 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 107-56 SU and 80-82 ATS. The team’s gained 17.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 5.4 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.
Neither team has established itself as an obvious over/under bet this season. Dodgers games have a 75-76-11 over/under record in 2019. The Nationals have an over/under record of 76-77-10.
Right-hander Stephen Strasburg is projected to start for the visiting Nationals. Strasburg is 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA and 251 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 16 strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA against Los Angeles this year (two starts).
The Dodgers are putting the ball in the left hand of Clayton Kershaw (16-5, 3.03 ERA), who’s got 189 punchouts and 41 walks this season as well as a 1.04 WHIP. Kershaw is 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA in one start against Washington this year.
As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have a 3.09 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.83 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.
Los Angeles’ hitters are putting up 5.5 runs per contest, including 6.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .241/.340/.416 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that span.
First baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner have led the way for the Dodgers’ offense this year. Bellinger is hitting .304/.407/.627 with 47 home runs, 115 RBIs, 122 runs and 15 stolen bases, and Turner is batting .289 with 27 homers, 67 RBIs and 81 runs.
In the visiting dugout, Washington’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.53 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 9.71 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.68, along with a K/9 of 9.04.
The Nationals offense has slashed .263/.343/.452 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).
Washington’s offense has been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and right fielder Adam Eaton. Rendon is slashing .316/.410/.592 with 34 home runs, 126 RBIs and 118 runs scored. Eaton is hitting .276/.362/.423 with 15 homers, 49 RBIs, 103 runs and 15 steals.
The Dodgers are coming off of a 6-0 win in Game .
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Nationals, O/U – OVER
Washington has logged 15 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 14 XBH over its last five.
The Nationals have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 19 over their last 10.
The Nationals have a team OPS of .794 this season and an OPS of .818 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS stands at .812 overall and .775 against lefties.
Los Angeles has recorded 23.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.