Nationals vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/23

Nationals vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/23

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals

Game Overview:

  • Date: April 23, 2024
  • Time: 3:45 PM
  • Location: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Line: LAD -200
  • Over/Under: 9.5

 

Team Breakdown:

Los Angeles Dodgers:

The Los Angeles Dodgers, with a 13-11 record, are looking to build on their recent win and continue their momentum against the Washington Nationals. With a potent lineup led by players like Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani, the Dodgers have the offensive firepower to put up runs in bunches.

Pitching Analysis:

James Paxton gets the start for the Dodgers, boasting a solid 2-0 record with a 2.81 ERA. Paxton's ability to keep hitters off balance and rack up strikeouts will be crucial in stifling the Nationals' offense and securing a win for the Dodgers.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Mookie Betts (6 HR)
  • Batting Average: Shohei Ohtani (.368 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Mookie Betts (19 RBI)

 

Washington Nationals:

The Washington Nationals, with a record of 10-11, are aiming to bounce back from their recent loss and secure a win against the Dodgers. Playing at home, the Nationals will look to capitalize on their home-field advantage and put up runs against the Dodgers' pitching staff.

Pitching Analysis:

Patrick Corbin takes the mound for the Nationals, looking to improve upon his 0-3 record and 8.06 ERA. Corbin will need to deliver a strong performance to keep the Dodgers' potent lineup in check and give his team a chance to win.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: CJ Abrams (6 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jesse Winker (.328 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: CJ Abrams (12 RBI)

 

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
LAD (13-11) -200 o9.5 (-115) -1.5 (-130)
WSH (10-11) +170 u9.5 (-105) +1.5 (+110)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict the over of 9.5 runs to be the pick. Here's why:

  • Both teams feature potent lineups capable of putting up runs in bunches. With hitters like Mookie Betts and CJ Abrams leading their respective teams, there's a high likelihood of offensive fireworks in this game.
  • Although both starting pitchers, James Paxton and Patrick Corbin, have shown flashes of brilliance, they have also struggled at times this season, giving up runs in multiple outings. This inconsistency in pitching performance opens the door for both teams to capitalize and score runs.
  • Considering the offensive capabilities of both teams and the potential for some shaky pitching performances, we expect the total runs scored in this game to surpass the 9.5 mark.

Pick: Over 9.5 Runs

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