Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals MLB Picks Against the Spread 7/27/2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Joe Ross
Nationals Park is the venue where Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (55-47, 2nd in NL East) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (67-37, 1st in NL West) on Saturday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -177 while the Nationals are priced at +167. The total has been set at 10.
The Dodgers have been a great pick for MLB wagerers, having gone 67-37-0 SU. Washington is covering 53.9% of the time, going 55-47-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been a great pick for MLB wagerers as favorites, going 65-34-0 SU. The Nationals cover 41.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 13-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a solid Over choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 51-48-5.
The Dodgers cover 54.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 27-23-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington is covering 58.0% of the time at Nationals Park, going 29-21-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a decent Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 46-50-6.
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 Probable for 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
7/25/2019 Austin Voth SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/23/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/23/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
7/22/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
7/22/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
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 Clayton Kershaw has a 8-2 record with an earned run average of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.02 this season. He has 108 strikeouts over his 111 innings pitched and he's given up 94 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.46. 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 3rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 91 hits this season in 345 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 136. Cody Bellinger is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .431. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 357 at bats. His OPS+ is 189 while his slugging percentage is at .683. 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 55-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.45, Joe Ross has a 0-2 record and a 2.05 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 30 hits. He's allowing 13.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.87 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 309 batters and walked 137 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 4.26. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 861 base knocks and 427 earned runs this season. They have given up 115 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 320 hitters and struck out 966 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 3.96.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .364. He has 108 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 379 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 98. Anthony Rendon is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 104 hits in 331 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .613. The Nationals as a unit have 884 base hits, including 177 doubles and 137 homers. Washington has walked 345 times this year and they have struck out on 849 occasions. They have had 703 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 506 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals +167
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