Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers 10/9/19 - MLB Betting Odds & Picks
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB: 8:37 PM EST
Oct. 09, 2019
Latest Odds : LAD -159 Total 7
The Washington Nationals were able to force a game 5 after winning on Monday. However, now the Nationals have to go back to the West Coast to face the Dodgers in Los Angeles. While that may not seem like it would be that major of an issue, the Nationals are not the worlds best road team and that can cause some problems for the team as the Dodgers have been amazing on the road.
The Dodgers did not look comfortable in Washington in this series. The Dodgers would love to close out the series with a win to avoid elimination, but the Dodgers are heading home. The Dodgers at home have been very difficult to beat and that should show up in this game here.
Stephen Strasburg is the pitcher who will start this game for the Nationals. This October he has thrown a total of 9 innings on the year. He has allowed 5 hits with 1 run allowed. Strasburg has struck out 14 batters and did not walk any in the post season so far.
Walker Buehler is the starting pitcher the Dodgers are handing the ball over to. He was one of the best pitchers for the Dodgers and that can help give the team a confidence boost in this game. He has thrown a total of 6 innings on the year with 1 hit allowed and 3 walks. He did end up striking out 8 batters and has yet to allow any runners to cross the plate on the year.
Recent Betting Trends:
Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 5 of a series.
Dodgers are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Under is 10-4-1 in Nationals last 15 road games.
Over is 4-0-1 in Dodgers last 5 Wednesday games.
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -159
The Dodgers are putting one of the best pitchers on their roster on the mound in this game and that will help the Dodgers out in this game quite a bit. What else helps the Dodgers out is how good they have been playing at home all season long. Look for the Dodgers to control the Nationals offense and bring home a strong win to advance to the next round. Final Score, Los Angeles Dodgers win 6-2.