Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/6/2014
Wednesday, May 7, 1:05 PM on SNLA, MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Los Angeles Dodgers - Haren, D (4-0) vs. Washington Nationals - Strasburg, S (2-2)
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On Wednesday the Los Angeles Dodgers will visit the Washington Nationals. In this heavyweight battle, these teams will be sending a couple of the better pitchers in the league to face each other. The Dodgers will have Dan Haren take the mound and the Nationals will put Stephen Strasburg on the hill.
Haren is having a great year so far with a 4-0 record and a 2.39 ERA with 34 strikeouts. In his last outing against the Minnesota Twins Haren pitched 6.2 innings and gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits while striking out 7 and walking 3. He’ll be looking to tack on that fifth win when he takes on the Nationals in an National League showdown of top teams.
Haren will have his hands full against the Nationals as they are hitting .319 against him over his career. Nate McLouth has terrorized Haren over his career by hitting .538 against the righty with four doubles, a home run and three RBI’s. Haren will also have to watch out for Jayson Werth who is batting .429 against Haren with a home run.
Strasburg has also pitched well this season with a 2-2 record and a 3.60 ERA with 58 strikeouts. In his last outing, Strasburg faced the Philadelphia Phillies in a game where he received a no decision even though he pitched a great game. In that game, Strasburg pitched 6 strong innings giving up no runs and 6 hits. He struck out 5 while only giving up one walk.
Strasburg has pitched well against the Dodgers over his career. Los Angeles is hitting .222 against Strasburg and only one home run. However, Strasburg has had trouble with Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez is hitting .500 against Strasburg with one double. Hanley Ramirez has also played well against the righty hitting .308 with two double and a home run.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 17-13-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.3
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 17-12-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/05/14 RF Yasiel Puig Head questionable
05/02/14 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 15-day DL (4/28)
04/09/14 C A.J. Ellis Knee 15-day DL (4/06)
03/29/14 P Clayton Kershaw Back 15-day DL (3/23)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 3B Ryan Zimmerman Thumb 15-day DL (4/13)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
04/02/14 C Wilson Ramos Hand 15-day DL (4/1)
03/30/14 P Doug Fister Back 15-day DL (3/23)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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