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(53-42) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals (56-38)
Date: Thursday July 21, 2016
Time: 9:05 AM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
Projected Pitchers: Bud Norris vs Stephen Strasburg
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Both of these NL teams have World Series aspirations for this season, though the injury to the Dodger’s phenom Clayton Kershaw has put their rotation into question, which led them to Bud Norris who will take the hill in this one.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers rotation has featured a lot of different faces this season, due in large part to injuries.
They went out an acquired Bud Norris, who experienced a reclamation season in Atlanta before the deal.
He currently holds a 4.17 ERA on the year with a 1.33 WHIP and 78 Ks across 86.1 innings.
He’s certainly no Clayton Kershaw (then again, nobody is) but he’s been a nice stop-gap solution for the ailing Dodgers.
For as much as the much-hyped Corey Seager has lived up to the high expectations, Yasiel Puig has not.
Puig may actually find himself on a new team in the near future is the rumblings are true and he gets dealt.
The aforementioned Seager leads all Dodgers’ hitters in average (.301), homers (17), and hits (111), and was named an Allstar in his rookie season.
The Nats are once again amongst the elite in the NL, and the MLB as a whole.
Their power number place them in the top-5 in the MLB, sitting 4th in homeruns at 128 on the year. Bryce Harper leads the way with 19, despite leading the league with 77 walks.
Daniel Murphy continues to hit at a clip above .350 and is making his case for Most Valuable Player votes.
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Stephen Strasburg has a clean 13-0 record on the year, largely deserved as evidenced by his 2.51 ERA and 138 strikeouts.
His 0.99 WHIP is amongst the top of all starting pitchers and has earned a quality start in 13 of his 17 this year.
- The Dodgers are 5-5 in their past 10 games
- LA is 23-24 on the road
- Bud Norris has a 3.94 ERA in his first 3 starts with his new team
- Washington is 6-4 in their past 10 games
- The Nats are 29-17 at home
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
With Strasburg on the hill, the Nats are in good hands and should be able to keep his record unblemished.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nationals -1.5
Considering Norris is 2-3 with a 5.50 ERA on the road and lost both of his starts against Washington this season, I like the run line here.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 5-1
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