DODGERS Vs NATIONALS
Dave Covers Spreads, MLB FREE PICKS
Game 1 of a 3 game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals takes place on Monday Night. Can the Dodgers continue to dominate, or will the explosive Nationals find their bats?
The Dodgers are currently in the middle of a long 10-game road trip which includes three games in Washington. They have continued to play well all season winning both of their last series, including winning the series against the Phillies in which (despite injuries to their pitching staff) they held them to just 9 runs in 3 games.
The Dodgers are averaging an insane 5.39 runs per game and combining for a 2.45 ERA both of which leads the Major Leagues.
Tyler Anderson will make his eighth start of the season and has been solid all year. The Veteran Southpaw has conceded just two or fewer runs in all but one outing and entering with a 4.04 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 35.2 innings of work.
The Nationals will see Joan Adomn on the mound who hasn’t had quite the same success this season as Anderson. He is posting just 1-7 record with a 6.38 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 36.2 innings pitched. He has also allowed 5 home runs this season, and is most likely going to have his work cut out for him against this lethal Dodgers lineup.
The Nationals are averaging 3.95 runs on the season, landing them 21st overall. The pitching staff is an issue, amassing a 5.01 team ERA, pegging them 28th in the big leagues.
The Dodgers should feast on Joan Adon who has posted a 6.38 ERA on the season. The rookie has surrendered 16 runs in his last five outings spread across only 21.1 innings. Take the Dodgers to continue their strong form and Nationals to continue their weak form.
FREE PICK: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (1U)