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(92-71) L.A. Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals (95-68)
2016 NLDS: Game 2
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 1 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Tanner Roarke
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -120 / Nationals +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 +135 / Nationals +1.5 -155
MLB Betting Total: 7.5 runs
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While the Dodgers lost their last 3 games of the regular season they won Game 1 of this series with the Nationals even though Clayton Kershaw did not have his best stuff.
L.A. has won 3 of 4 games this season facing the Nationals in the Nation’s Capital and overall on the season they have 6 of 7 games against Washington.
Yesterday in Game 1 of this series the Dodgers beat the Nationals 4-3.
The Dodgers rank 14th in the Majors in runs scored and 5th in team ERA.
Rich Hill (12-5 2.12 ERA) goes for the Dodgers in Game 2 and in his last start of the season he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings of work and then the L.A. bullpen blew up in a 9-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
After winning Hill’s first 3 starts of the season, after coming to them in a trade with the A’s, the Dodgers lost his last 3 starts.
Hill has not pitched in the playoffs since way back in the 2007 when he was with the Chicago Cubs.
In Hill’s career against Nationals he is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.34 and he has not faced them in Washington since the 2009 season.
The Dodgers are 39-43 on the road this season.
The Nationals rank 8th in the Majors in runs scored and 2nd in team ERA.
Tanner Roark (16-10, 2.83 ERA) takes the hill for Washington and he gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings in his last start, which was a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Washington had los his previous 2 starts.
Roark will be making his first career playoff start in this game.
Roark had 1 start against the Dodgers this season and while he was decent going 6 innings and giving up 2 earned runs the Nationals lost 3-2.
The Nationals are 17-6 in Roark’s last 23 starts and they have won 9 of their last 12 home games with him on the hill.
The Nationals are 0-4 in their last 4 playoff home games.
This season the Nationals are 50-32 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 2-5 in their last 6 overall.
- Dodgers are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
- Dodgers have an Over record of 6-1-1 in their last 7 road games.
- Nationals 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss.
- Nationalsare 12-6 in their last 18 home games.
- Nationals have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
Free L.A. Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Nationals have lost their last 4 playoff games at home, but that streak will end in this game. Roarke wil have a solid outing and the Nats’ bats will come alive in a Washington win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Washington ML and OVER the Number
In the last 4 games between these teams the total has gone Over every time, which is a trend that will continue in this game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 6 – L.A. 3
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