Dodgers vs Washington Nationals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Prediction 4/24/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (14-11) travel to face off against the Washington Nationals (10-12) on Wednesday, April 24th. This game will be played at Nationals Park in Washington and televised on SNLA. The Dodgers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nationals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 6:45 ET.

Dodgers vs Nationals

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It was all Dodgers in the last game of this series, as they took down the Nationals by a score of 4-1. Los Angeles had a 2-0 lead going into the 6th inning, and the Nationals could only muster one run in the 7th. As for the Dodgers, they added two insurance runs in the 8th, and both offenses went silent after that.

James Paxton got the start for the Dodgers, going just 4 2/3 innings while giving up one run and striking out three. Alex Vesia came out of the bullpen for the win, and Evan Phillips got the save. Patrick Corbin only went 5 1/3 innings for the Nationals, giving up three hits and no earned runs.

At the plate, Shohei Ohtani hit the game’s only home run while going 1/4 with three RBIs. Miguel Rojas and Freddie Freeman each had two hits and an RBI for Los Angeles’ offense.

Los Angeles is on the road today vs. the Nationals, having won two straight games. The Dodgers are 14-11 this season and lead the NL West by 1.5 games over the Padres. So far, the Dodgers have gone 5-3 against other teams in the NL West.

As the favorite, the Dodgers have gone 14-11 this year, and they are 5-3 as the road favorite. Los Angeles’ overall series record is 4-5, and they have dropped three straight series. These losses have all come at home.

The Dodgers have been a solid run line team this season, going 11-14 overall. They have been especially good on the road, covering the run line in five of their eight games away from home. The Dodgers have been favored in all but one of their games this season, going 11-14 against the run line as the favorite.

So far this season, the Dodgers have played 25 games, with 21 of them having an over/under line set at 9.5 or lower. Their games have averaged 9.5 runs per game, and their over/under record is 16-9. In the three games with a 9.5 line, the over/under record is 1-1. Their game today against the Nationals has an over/under line of 9.5 runs.

Landon Knack Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Landon Knack and the Dodgers are on the road to take on the Nationals. Knack is coming off a start where he took the loss, going 5 innings and giving up 2 earned runs. He struck out 4 and allowed 1 home run.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

Shohei Ohtani has been on a tear of late for the Dodgers, hitting .471 over his last five games with two homers and four RBIs. Ohtani is also on an eight-game hitting streak. For the season, he is batting .364 with six homers, which is 3rd in the league, and 14 RBIs. Mookie Betts is also swinging a hot bat, as he is batting .347 and is tied with Ohtani for the team lead in homers.

As a team, the Dodgers are batting .259, which is 5th in the league, and they are 3rd in home runs. Overall, they are 8th in the league in runs scored, averaging 5.1 runs per game. So far, they have been even better at home, averaging 5.6 runs per contest.

Washington is currently six games behind the Braves in the NL East standings, and they are in 4th place in the division. The Nationals are 10-12 overall and have gone just 1-2 against other teams in the NL East. So far, they have been the favorite in just two of their games, and they are 9-11 when listed as the underdog.

At home, the Nationals are 4-6 compared to 6-6 on the road. Washington has won two straight series, and their overall series record is 3-4. The Nationals closed out their series vs. the Astros with a win and then lost the first game of their series vs. the Dodgers.

Washington has been a solid run line bet this season, going 13-9 overall. They have been even better on the road, going 9-3 against the run line. They have been a bit below average at home, going just 4-6 against the run line. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 12-8 against the run line. Their average run margin is -.5 runs per game, and they have been outscored by an average of .9 runs per game at home.

Washington’s games have gone under the total in three straight, and their over/under record is 8-13 on the season. The average over/under line in their games is 9 runs, and their combined run average is 7.9. So far this season, 68.2% of their games have had over/under lines set at less than 9.5 runs, and their games have gone over the total in just two of the four games with a 9.5 run line.

Jake Irvin Gets The Start For The Nationals

Jake Irvin has started the season with a 1-0 record, and he has been solid in each of his first three starts. In his last outing, he picked up the win vs. the Dodgers, going 6 innings and striking out 6. He has yet to give up a home run this season.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

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Washington’s offense has been struggling this season, averaging just 3.7 runs per game, which is 24th in the league. At home, they have been even worse, averaging only 3.3 runs per contest. However, they do come into the game as the league’s 12th ranked home run hitting team. Overall, they are batting .237, which is 15th in the league.

Shortstop CJ Abrams has been one of the few bright spots in the Nationals lineup, as he is hitting .316 for the season and has gone 11/30 in his last seven games. Abrams also has three homers in this stretch and is on a nine-game hitting streak. Joey Gallo is 2nd on the team with six homers but is batting just .143 for the season.


Dodgers vs Nationals Prediction


Our prediction for this Dodgers and Nationals matchup is to take the under, as we see the final score being 5-4 in favor of the Dodgers. With the line sitting at 9.5 runs, there is some room for error, but we would not recommend taking the over.

Looking at some potential starting pitcher props, Landon Knack is projected to finish with five strikeouts, while Jake Irvin is projected to finish with five as well. However, we have Irvin finishing with a better chance to pick up a win than Knack.

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