MLB Free Picks and Predictions: Washington Nationals @ Los Angeles Dodgers
- 01Dodgers and Nats to face off in a do-or-die Game 5
- 02Strasburg and Buehler will shut opposing batters down
- 03Will the Dodgers go on to win the NL Pennant?
- 04Don't count out the Nats to get to the World Series
Dodgers and Nats to face off in a do-or-die Game 5
Holy smokes, could the stage be any bigger for the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers? After the two teams have won two games each, their NLDS showdown will go to a decisive Game 5.
Washington will go to star hurler Stephen Strasburg, while the Dodgers will give the ball to fellow stud Walker Buehler.
Entering Wednesday's game, the two pitchers have been tremendous. Strasburg holds a 0.64 postseason ERA, while Buehler dominated the Nats batters in Game 1 of the series. So, who wins this one?
LA holds 1.67 odds to win, while Washington is at 2.35. Could an upset be on the way? We think so. We'll pick the Nats to win in a shocker.
Strasburg and Buehler will shut opposing batters down
As we mentioned above, Stephen Strasburg and Walker Buehler are getting the starts for the Nats and Dodgers, respectively.
No batter on either team is excited about what's to come. On the year, Strasburg went 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA, while Buehler was equally impressive, going 14-4 with a 3.26 ERA.
Now, with their seasons on the line, both pitchers will bring their absolute best stuff come Wednesday.
With the over/under set at seven runs and these two stars on the bump, the under is the smart bet. Go with it.
Stephen Strasburg has the lowest ERA (0.64) in #postseason history, besting Sandy Koufax (0.95 ERA). (min. 4 starts) 😱— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) October 5, 2019
Will the Dodgers go on to win the NL Pennant?
Should the Dodgers come out on top and win their Game 5 battle with the Nationals, they'll enter the NLCS as big-time favorites.
After going to the World Series in back-to-back years, many expect L.A. to get there once again, IF they defeat Washington first, though.
As it stands, L.A. holds the best odds to win the NL Pennant at 2.00. Think they'll be able to get back to the Fall Classic? If so, get your bets in today.
Don't count out the Nats to get to the World Series
While the Nationals are underdogs to get to the NLCS, if they can upset the Dodgers, they'll hold the top odds to get to the World Series.
The Dodgers' odds of 2.00 are the best, but Washington is behind them at 4.75. Both the Braves and Cardinals hold worse odds.
With stars like Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer pitching and clutch bats like Ryan Zimmerman's, this Washington team has plenty of people talking.
If you think they can go on to win the NL Pennant and advance to the World Series, don't hesitate to get your bets in.