MLB Preview – Nationals vs Dodgers Game 5 Odds, Picks, Preview
October 9 / Accuscore / SportsGrid
One game to decide it all. We'll be tuning in to Dodger Stadium Wednesday night as the LA Dodgers and Washington Nationals play a series-clinching game 5 in the NLCS.
Let's take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Washington Nationals: +146
Los Angeles Dodgers: -168
Washington Nationals +1.5: -162
Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5: +138
Over 7: -114
Under 7: -108
What to Watch For
Stephen Strasburg started in Game 2 when he threw 10 strikeouts in six innings, allowing just one earned run. The Nats need another performance like that if they want to get out of this series on the winning side. In his two games vs LA this season, he averaged a 2.08 ERA.
Walker Buehler comes in with a 3.26 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP, going 14-4 record on the season. He pitched a six-inning shutout in Game 1 vs Washington.
LA is 59-22 at home this season, and Buehler is 6-1 at home with a 2.86 ERA.
Washington has won just one of their last five Game 5s in a series.
Stephen Strasburg is projected to pitch a shade under six innings for Washington, giving up five-to-six hits and three runs. The Dodgers average 1.11 HRs per sim off Strasburg.
Walker Buehler is projected to pitch six innings for Los Angeles, giving up six hits and two-to-three runs. The Nationals average 0.82 HRs per sim off Buehler.
Dodgers to win.
Three-star (out of four) hot trend pick. Not much added side value on the pick, but simulations are going with the home team to close out the series.
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