|Game||Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Date & Time||Sunday October 6, 2019, 7:45 PM (EDT)|
WSH -120 O/U 8
On Sunday, the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals will shift to the nation’s capital. The top-seeded Dodgers won the series opener, but managed just five hits during a 4-2 home loss in Game Two. Los Angeles OF Cody Bellinger went hitless in four at-bats and struck out three times in a losing effort.
Thirty-two year old southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu (14-5 2.32 ERA) will head to the hill for the Dodgers in this contest. Last time out, Ryu struck out seven batters in seven innings during a 2-0 road victory against San Francisco.
The Washington Nationals won 50 of their 31 home games during the regular season and now own home field advantage in this best-of-five series. On Friday, Washington SP Stephen Strasburg struck out ten batters and allowed one run over six frames to earn the victory. Trea Turner had two hits and scored a run out of the leadoff spot for the Nationals.
The Nationals will turn to three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (11-7 2.92 ERA) on Saturday. Scherzer ranked third in the National League with 243 strikeouts and fourth with a 1.03 WHIP.
Recent Betting Trends
- Dodgers are 0-4 in Ryus last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Nationals are 6-0 in their last 6 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Under is 34-16-2 in Ryus last 52 road starts.
- Under is 5-1 in Nationals last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Nationals are 0-4 in Scherzers last 4 home starts vs. Dodgers.
Los Angeles 1B Tyler White (back) will miss the entire postseason. Through 162 regular season games, Los Angeles ranked 4th in OPS and 5th in runs scored. For the season, Washington ranked 5th in OPS and 6th in runs scored. Take the Nationals behind Scherzer on Sunday. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 4-3.