Dodgers vs Washington Nationals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Prediction 4/23/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (13-11) travel to face off against the Washington Nationals (10-11) on Tuesday, April 23rd. This game will be played at Nationals Park in Washington and televised on SNLA. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 6:45 ET.

Dodgers vs Nationals

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Los Angeles closed out their series vs. the Mets with a 10-0 win. Heading into the game, the Dodgers were the heavy favorite at -265. It was a eight-run 3rd inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Mets could only score two runs the entire game. Los Angeles’s offense added another two runs in the 4th to close things out.

Tyler Glasnow put together a good start for the Dodgers, going eight innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just one walk and struck out 10 Mets batters. Andy Pages was hot at the plate, going 2/4 with a homer and three RBIs.

Los Angeles is 13-11 overall this season, and they lead the NL West by a half-game over the Padres. The Dodgers just won one game in their most recent series vs. the Mets and are 4-5 in series this year. As the favorite, the Dodgers are 13-11, and they are 4-3 on the road compared to 9-8 at home.

So far, the Dodgers have yet to win a series at home, as they have lost three straight series at home. Los Angeles’ overall series losing streak is at three games. The Dodgers have gone 5-3 against other teams in the NL West this year.

When the Dodgers win, they do so by an average of 3.5 runs per game. When they lose, they lose by an average of 2.7 runs per game. On the road, they are 4-3 against the run line, while they are 6-11 at home. Overall, they are 10-14 against the run line this season.

The Dodgers have seen their last three games go over the total, and their games have averaged 9.7 runs per game this season. Their over/under record is 16-8 on the year, and the average over/under line in their games has been 9 runs. However, only one of their games this season has had an over/under line of 9.5 runs, and their games have averaged 9 runs per game this season.

James Paxton Gets The Start For The Dodgers

James Paxton will be on the mound for the Dodgers today as they take on the Nationals. Paxton has picked up wins in each of his first two starts of the season, and in his most recent outing, he went 5 innings and struck out 8 batters. However, he did give up a home run and finished with 3 earned runs allowed.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

Shohei Ohtani has been on a tear for the Dodgers of late, going 14/32 in his last nine games with two homers and five RBIs. Ohtani is also on a seven-game hitting streak. Overall, Ohtani is batting .368 for the season, and his 13 RBIs are 4th in the league right now. Mookie Betts is also swinging a hot bat for the Dodgers, as his .355 average is the 2nd best mark on the team.

As a team, the Dodgers are 7th in the league in runs scored at 5.2 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.6 runs per game. Overall, they are the 3rd best home run hitting team in the league and have the 5th best team batting average.

Heading into their last game vs. the Astros, the Nationals closed out the series with a 6-0 win. Leading up to the game, they were the heavy favorite at +142. It was a big three-run 1st inning that really got things going for the Nationals, and the Astros could only score three runs, all of which came in the 5th.

Mitchell Parker put together a good start for the Nationals, going seven innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just three hits and struck out eight Astros batters. Washington’s offense was carried by Nick Senzel, who went 1/4 with a homer and three RBIs.

Washington is looking for a win today, as they are currently below .500 at 10-11 and are in 4th place in the NL East. The Nationals are five games behind the Braves for the lead in the division. The Nationals have won two straight games, closing out their series vs. the Astros with two wins.

So far, the Nationals have gone 1-1 against other teams in the NL East. As the underdog, Washington has gone 9-10 this season, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. At home, they are 4-5 compared to 6-6 on the road. This year, the Nationals have won two straight games as the underdog.

Washington has been a strong bet against the run line this season, going 13-8 overall. The Nationals have been particularly strong on the road, going 9-3 against the run line. They have also been a good bet as the underdog, going 12-7 against the run line in those games. In their wins, they have been winning by an average of 2.6 runs per game, while in their losses, they have been losing by an average of 3.2 runs per game.

The Washington Nationals have had a combined run average of 8.0 this season, and their over/under record is 8-12. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 9.5 runs, and their games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs. The over/under record for games with a line of 9.5 is 2-2, and only 9.5% of their games have had lines set at 9.5 or higher. Their last two games have gone under the total, and their last game against the Dodgers had a combined run total of just 2 runs.

Patrick Corbin Gets The Start For The Nationals

Patrick Corbin has had a tough start to the season, as he has taken the loss in each of his first three starts. He is coming off a start against the Dodgers in which he went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 9 hits and 1 home run. He did strike out 5 batters in that outing.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

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Washington’s offense is averaging just 3.8 runs per game this season, which is the worst mark in the league. They have been a little better at home, averaging 3.6 runs per game, compared to 4 runs per game on the road. As a team, they are batting .238, which is 13th in the league, and are also near the top of the league in terms of fewest strikeouts per game.

Jesse Winker and CJ Abrams have been two of the Nationals’ top hitters so far, with Winker batting .328 and Abrams at .297. Abrams has been hot of late, going 13/35 in his last nine games, with three homers. Winker has also been swinging a hot bat, going 13/35 with two homers in this stretch. Abrams is currently on an eight-game hitting streak, and Luis Garcia Jr. has a four-game streak going.


Dodgers vs Nationals Prediction


We see the Dodgers coming away with a 5-4 road win over the Nationals. However, with the Dodgers being -211 on the money line, we recommend taking the under at 9.5 runs, with the payout being -104.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have James Paxton finishing with six strikeouts, which is the seventh-best among starters today. As for Patrick Corbin, he is projected to finish with five K’s, which is ninth-worst among starters.

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