MLB Prediction: Nationals vs Dodgers
Major League Baseball betting sees the Washington Nationals taking on the L.A. Dodgers on Monday August 10 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
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Washington Nationals (57-53) vs. L.A. Dodgers (62-49)
Date: Tuesday August 4
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
MLB Betting Lines: Washington +115, L.A. -125
MLB Betting Total: 7
Probable Pitchers: Washington: Gio Gonzalez (8-4, 3.75 ERA) vs. Los Angeles: Brett Anderson (6-6, 3.06 ERA)
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The Mets have won 4 straight and with their recent sweep of the Washington Nationals they have now overtaken them in first place in the NL East. They are the road betting favorite tonight facing a Marlins team that has lost 5 of their last 6 games.
The Nationals have lost 2 of their last 3 games and after leading the NL East for the last few months they are now in 2nd place in the division 1.5 games back of the New York Mets. They head into L.A. as the slight betting underdog.
The Dodgers are 20-6 in their last 26 home games against the Nationals.
The Nationals rank 17th in the Majors in runs scored and 11th in team ERA.
Washington may have to win the division to make the playoffs, as they are 5 games out of the Wild Card in the NL.
Jayson Werth, who has spent much of the season on the DL and is only hitting .197 hit a HR in his last game and in his last 10 games facing the Dodgers is hitting .389.
Gio Gonzalez gets the start for the Nationals tonight and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings of work in a 11-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Gonzalez is 4-0 with a 1.77 ERA in his last 7 starts, but in his last 3 outings he has not gotten past the 5th inning and the Nationals have lost their last 2 games when he has gotten the starting nod.
Gonzalez is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA in 3 career starts against the Dodgers,
The Nationals are 4-9 in Gonzalez’s last 13 starts as a road underdog.
Gonzalez will be dealing with a Dodgers offense that ranks 12th in the Majors in runs scored. The strength of L.A. this season has been their pitching, which ranks 6th in team ERA.
The Dodgers are coming off being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 3-game series, but they are still in first place in the NL West 3 games up on the San Francisco Giants.
Brett Anderson will go for the Dodgers tonight and he won his last outing, which was his first in his last 5 outings.
The Dodgers are 5-2 in Anderson’s last 7 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
MLB Betting Trends:
* Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 overall.
* Nationals are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
* Nationals have an Over record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
* Dodgers are 48-21 in their last 69 home games.
* Dodgers are 11-5 in their last 16 games following a loss.
4* MLB Betting Prediction: Dodgers ML
The Dodgers have lost 3 straight, but back at home they will get the W tonight.
MLB Baseball Score Prediction: L.A. 6 – Washington 2
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