The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to host the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS. This series is currently knotted up two games apiece, and this winner-take-all matchup will be televised on TBS. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:37 p.m. ET.
Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Los Angeles (getting -150 odds) is favored against Washington and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 7 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). This game currently has a runline of Nationals +1.5 (-155) and Dodgers -1.5 (+135).
Including the regular season, the Nationals are 96-71 SU and are 94-73 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 5.8 units for moneyline bettors and 17.4 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 108-58 SU and 82-84 ATS. They’ve gained 16.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 6.0 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.
Dodgers games have had an over/under record of 76-79-11 in 2019. Washington has an over/under record of 77-80-10.
Right-hander Stephen Strasburg is projected to start for Washington. Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA) has recorded 251 strikeouts in 208 innings so far. He’s 1-1 with 16 strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA against Los Angeles this year (two starts).
The Dodgers will put the ball in the right hand of Walker Buehler (14-4, 3.26 ERA), who’s got 215 strikeouts and 37 walks as well as a 1.04 WHIP. Buehler is 0-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 2.92 ERA across two starts against Washington this year.
Behind a team slash line of .219/.306/.318, the Nationals have tallied 3.6 runs per game through five postseason games. Los Angeles is hitting .228/.323/.441 through four games and the team has managed 4.8 runs during the 2019 playoffs.
The Dodgers bullpen has registered a postseason ERA of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.30, while Nationals relievers have fared significantly worse with an 8.40 ERA and 1.93 WHIP.
Washington’s hitters have been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and shortstop Trea Turner. Rendon is slashing .318/.411/.591 with 34 home runs, 130 RBIs and 120 runs scored, while Turner (.299/.354/.502) is up to 20 homers, 58 RBIs, 100 runs and 35 stolen bases.
The Dodgers’ hitters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner. Bellinger is slashing .302/.403/.620 with 47 home runs, 115 RBIs, 123 runs and 16 stolen bases, while Turner’s line sits at .292/.370/.519 with 29 homers, 72 RBIs and 83 runs.
The Nationals just took the previous game in this series by a score of six runs to one.
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Nationals, O/U – OVER
The over has hit in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
The Nationals have a total OPS of .794 this season and an OPS of .784 against right-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS stands at .811 overall and .814 against righties.
Washington has posted 22.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.8 over its last five.
The Nationals have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 18 over their last 10.