[8:10 PM] Dodgers @ Nationals

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Dodgers

@ Washington Nationals


Starting Pitchers:

Hill (LAD): 0-1; 8.31 ERA

Scherzer (WSH) 0-1; 6.00ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Los Angeles Dodgers: 6-4

Washington Nationals: 5-5


Current odds:

Los Angeles Dodgers: (+141)

Washington Nationals: (-151)


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

XX% of sports bets are currently on Washington to win as (TBD) underdogs.

Max Scherzer has problems keeping the ball inside the park and the Washington Nationals are hoping that won’t be an issue in Thursday’s decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Scherzer served up a career-worst 31 homers in the regular season and was taken deep by Corey Seager and Justin Turner in Los Angeles’ 4-3 victory in Game 1.

Hill is expected to start, but manager Dave Roberts asserted that 20-year-old rookie Julio Urias is also part of the Game 5 pitching plan. Hill lasted only 4 1/3 innings while losing Game 2, giving up four runs and six hits while striking out seven.

Scherzer allowed four runs and five hits in six innings while losing against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 1. The NL Cy Young award candidate, who won 20 games during the regular season, expects another raucous atmosphere with the NLCS berth awaiting the winner.

Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy had four RBIs in Game 4 and is 6-for-13 with six RBIs in the series.

Seager has two homers in the series but his 0-for-5 effort on Tuesday dropped him to 3-for-18 over the four contests.

Washington manager Dusty Baker has lost a major-league record eight consecutive postseason games when a victory would have advanced the team he was guiding.


StreakSmarts Pick: Washington Nationals  

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick