Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Game 5 Predictions
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Walker Buehler
Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals are headed to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLDS. Ryan Zimmermann was 2-4 with a 3-run homer to lead Washington. Max Scherzer pitched 7 innings of 1 run ball, striking out 7 while only surrendering 4 hits. Rich Hill, on the other hand, didn't fare as well. He finished only 2.2 innings of work for L.A., walking 4 but only giving up 1 earned run. Julio Urias gave 3 earned runs in 0.2 innings of work as well for Los Angeles. The Dodgers open this matchup at -145 while the Nationals are priced at +131. The total has been set at 7.
The Nationals have been a very good option for baseball bettors, having gone 96-71-0 SU. The Dodgers cover 65.1% of the time, going 108-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a good Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 76-80-11.
Washington is covering 53.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 44-39-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 72.3% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 60-23-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a good Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 78-80-8.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
10/7/2019 Victor Robles CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Oct 9
9/18/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/4/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
8/30/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
10/3/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Oct 31
9/12/2019 Scott Alexander RP Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/3/2019 Tyler White 1B Lat Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
8/29/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 1, 2020
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 93-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 18-6 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 251 strikeouts over his 209 innings pitched and he's given up 161 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.68 and they have given up 520 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 501 hitters and walked 219 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,340 base hits and 683 earned runs. They have allowed 202 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 517 batters and struck out 1,511. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team Washington is hitting .265, good for 5th in the league. The Nationals hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 174 hits this season in 545 at bats with 126 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .598 and an OPS+ of 153. Juan Soto is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 110 men in 542 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .548. The Nationals have 1,460 hits, including 298 doubles and 231 home runs. Washington has walked 584 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,308 times as a unit. They have left 1,114 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 873 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 106-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.26, Walker Buehler has a 14-4 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 215 strikeouts over the 182.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 153 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 581 batters and walked 186 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,201 base knocks and 541 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 392 hitters and struck out 1,519 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .374. He has 122 hits this year along with 98 RBI in 487 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .515 with an OPS+ of 133. Cody Bellinger is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .406. He has collected 170 hits in 558 at bats while driving in 115 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .629. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,414 base hits, including 302 doubles and 279 homers. Los Angeles has walked 607 times this year and they have struck out on 1,356 occasions. They have had 1,124 men left on base and have an OPS of .810. They have scored 5.47 runs per game and totaled 886 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-145)
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