[1:08 PM] Dodgers @ Nationals

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Dodgers

@ Washington Nationals


Starting Pitchers:

Hill (LAD): 12-5; 2.12ERA

Roark (WSH) 16-10; 2.83ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Los Angeles Dodgers: 5-5

Washington Nationals: 6-4


Current odds:

Los Angeles Dodgers: (-116)

Washington Nationals: (+107)


ESPN simulations have Washington as 50.7% favorites to win the game.

59% of sports bets are currently on Washington to win as (+107) underdogs.

The year for Hill included a trade from the Oakland Athletics, dealing with a blister that put him on the disabled list and being pulled by manager Dave Roberts while he was tossing a no-hitter. Now he tries to give his team a 2-0 lead in the NLDS after a 4-3 victory Friday in which Clayton Kershaw pitched only five innings but earned the victory. Hill is 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA in four games (three starts) against the Nationals with 17 strikeouts and six walks in 18 2/3 innings.

Roark was 16-10 with a 2.83 ERA in 34 games (33 starts) this year. He was tagged with the loss against the Dodgers on June 21 as he gave up three runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won that game 3-2 during a stretch when the Nationals lost a season-high seven straight games during a West Coast swing. Roark is 0-1 with a 3.48 ERA in three games (one start) in his career against the Dodgers.

The Nationals haven’t won a postseason series since relocating from Montreal following the 2004 campaign – losing in 2012 and 2014 – and the franchise has captured just one (1981) since the Expos began play in 1969.

os Angeles RHP Kenley Jansen, who recorded a career-best 47 saves in the regular season, registered his first five-out save since April 13 in Game 1.

Washington CF Trea Turner, LF Jayson Werth and SS Danny Espinosa each struck out three times in the series opener.


StreakSmarts Pick: Washington Nationals

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick