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(91-71) L.A. Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals (95-67)
2016 NLDS: Game 1
Date:Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Max Scherzer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -150 / Dodgers +135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 +115 / Nationals +1.5 -135
MLB Betting Total: 6 runs
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The Dodgers did not end the season well, as they were swept in their last series and overall lost 5 of their last 6 games.
However, they won 5 of 6 games facing the Nationals this season.
They are a betting favorite mainly because Ace Clayton Kershaw is on the hill even though he has a less than stellar post-season resume.
The Nationals won 3 of their last 4 games of the season including their last 2.
The Dodgers rank 14th in the Majors in runs scored and 5th in team ERA.
Kershaw (12-4 1.69 ERA) gave up 3 earned runs in 7 innings in his last outing, but got no run support in a 3-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. L.A. had won his previous 3 starts.
Kershaw would have won the title for the lowest ERA in the Majors had he not missed 2 months with an injury. It is pretty safe to say he would have won the Cy Young award as well, as he was dominant before hitting the DL.
In his career Kershaw only has an ERA of 4.59 in the playoffs.
Kershaw faced the Nationals once this season and in the game in La La Land he sent 7 innings and only gave up 1 earned run in a 4-1 Dodgers win.
The Dodgers are 39-19 in Kershaw’s last 58 road starts.
The Dodgers are 4-0 in Kershaw’s last 4 road starts facing the Nationals.
The Dodgers are 38-43 on the road this season.
The Nationals rank 8th I nthe Majors in runs scored and 2nd in team ERA.
Max Scherzer (20-7 2.96 ERA) goes for the Nats in this Game 1 of the NLDS and while he got his 20th win in his last start he has to thank the lineup, as he was not sharp giving up 5 earned runs in 5 innings in a 10-7 win over the Miami Marlins. Washington has won his last 10 starts.
This game will be Scherzer’s first start of the season against the Dodgers.
The Nationals are 5-0 in Scherzer’s last 5 home starts.
The Nationals are 7-2 in Scherzer’s last 9 starts facing a team with a winning record.
This season the Nationals are 50-31 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
- Dodgers are 1-6 in their last 7 road games.
- Dodgers have an Over record of 5-1-1 in their last 6 road games.
- Nationals are 12-5 in their last 17 home games.
- Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Nationals have an Under record of 9-4-1 in their last 14 home games.
Free L.A. Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
Kershaw has not been great in the post-season in his career, but that will change tonight.
The Dodgers have won 10 of 11 games facing the Nationals with their Ace on the hill and that trend will continue with L.A. taking a 1-0 lead in this series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: L.A. ML and UNDER the Number
In Kershaw’s last 4 starts against the Nationals the total has gone Under and look for that trend to continue in this game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: L.A. 4 – Washington 1
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