Game: Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Dodgers vs Nationals Picks and Dodgers vs Nationals Predictions
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Start time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel: FS1
Best Washington Nationals Lines: (-144) Moneyline – TOPBET
Over/Under Total Runs: 7 – REALBET
In a game from MLB Playoffs, we will see the teams of Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals on Thursday at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Max Scherzer will be facing Rich Hill tonight to provide the win for the Nationals. Scherzer is 20-7 this year and he is one of the strongest pitchers for the Nationals. Clayton Kershaw got the win for the Dodgers in game 4 when many predicted Urias will start the game. Tonight they won’t have the experience of Kershaw as Rich Hill has 12-5 record this year.
Scherzer will make his 10th postseason start where he has a 3.92 ERA and he is clearly the only one the Nationals want in a winner-takes-it-all game 5. Rich Hill blew game 2 where he gave up 4 earned runs in only 4.1 innings pitched. Dodgers’ pitcher will have to improve his game from game 2 in order to be competitive to the Nationals for at least 6 or 7 innings.
The most important thing for the Nationals is to make some runs early in the game, putting the pressure on Hill. If they can get on the scoreboard in the first innings, they will probably not face any difficulties qualifying to the NLCS to play the Chicago Cubs.