Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals MLB Picks Against the Spread 7/26/2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Anibal Sanchez
Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (67-37, 1st in NL West) head to Nationals Park on Friday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (55-46, 2nd in NL East). The odds on this contest have the Dodgers priced at -156 and the Nationals are at +146. The total is set at 9.
The Dodgers have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 67-37-0 SU. The Nationals are covering 54.5% of the time, going 55-46-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 65-34-0 SU. Washington is covering 41.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 13-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been an inconsistent Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 51-48-5.
The Dodgers are covering 54.0% of the time on the road, having gone 27-23-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington is covering 59.2% of the time at Nationals Park, going 29-20-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a pretty good Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 45-50-6.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
7/25/2019 Ross Stripling RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/24/2019 Enrique Hernandez 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/20/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/19/2019 Dylan Floro RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/15/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/1/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
7/23/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/23/2019 Austin Voth SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/23/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
7/22/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/22/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
7/20/2019 Max Scherzer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/18/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
6/13/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 67-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 11-2 record with an earned run average of 1.76 and a WHIP of 0.94 this season. He has 112 strikeouts over his 123 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 334 hitters and walked 115 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.34. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 773 base hits and 344 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 235 batters and struck out 949. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .331 with an on-base percentage of .431. He has 118 hits this season in 357 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .683 and an OPS+ of 189. Max Muncy is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 345 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .536. The Dodgers have 930 hits, including 183 doubles and 174 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 406 times so far this season and they have struck out 842 times as a unit. They have left 774 men on base and have a team OPS of .815. They score 5.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 563 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 55-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.80, Anibal Sanchez has a 6-6 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 81 strikeouts over the 94.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 90 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.80 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 305 batters and walked 135 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 850 base knocks and 419 earned runs this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 316 hitters and struck out 954 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .398. He has 103 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 327 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .609 with an OPS+ of 153. Adam Eaton is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 107 hits in 376 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .402. The Nationals as a unit have 877 base hits, including 174 doubles and 135 homers. Washington has walked 337 times this year and they have struck out on 841 occasions. They have had 695 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 499 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals +146
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