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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals - 10/9/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals
Date & Time Wednesday October 9, 2019, 8:37 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
The Line
LAD -160 O/U 7
TV Channel
TBS
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The Washington Nationals are set to visit Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California for game 5 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Washington Nationals come into this matchup with a 2-2 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1. Max Scherzer received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings. Ryan Zimmerman had a big game from the plate for the Nationals as he went 2 for 4 with 1 HR and 3 RBIs.

The Washington Nationals are set to start Stephen Strasburg (1-0, 1.50 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run in 6 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Stephen Strasburg had success in 19 road starts this season as he went 8-4 with a 3.39 ERA.  

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this matchup with a 2-2 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Washington Nationals, 6-1. Rich Hill received the starting nod for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he struggled as he gave up 1 earned run in 2.2 innings. Justin Turner was responsible for the lone score of the game as he contributed a solo-HR.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to start Walker Buehler (1-0, 0.00 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 6 scoreless innings while striking out 8 batters against the Washington Nationals. Walker Buehler had success in his 14 home starts this season as he went 6-1 with a 2.86 ERA.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have a chance to close out this series in their home ballpark which is ideal considering the amount of success they have had at Dodger Stadium (59-22). This is one of the best pitching duels we have seen all season, but Walker Buehler was dominant in his 1st start against the Nationals, and I think he brings similar success into this game. Strasburg is arguably one of the top pitchers in the MLB, but the Los Angeles Dodgers have too much power in their starting lineup to fall at home in game 5.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -160
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