Washington Nationals vs LA Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

LA Dodgers (11-8) vs Washington Nationals (7-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 3:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Yoshinobu Yamamoto (1-1) (4.50) vs Jake Irvin (0-1) (4.24)

Betting Odds: LA Dodgers / Washington Nationals --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Nationals vs Dodgers prediction.

Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals are 7-10 on the season and take on the Astros next. The Nationals have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 8 games. The Nationals are 5-4 this season when scoring 4 or more runs. Jesse Winker leads the Nationals with 17 hits and 3 RBI, while CJ Abrams and Luis Garcia Jr. have combined for 30 hits and 18 RBI. Jake Irvin gets the ball for the Nationals, and he is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Irvin is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 7 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers look to build on their 12-8 record before playing the Mets next. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 5 games. The Dodgers have won 11 of their last 15 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 31 hits and 18 RBI, while Shohei Ohtani and Will Smith have combined for 52 hits and 25 RBI. Landon Knack will make his major league debut when he takes the mound today. Knack was 14-13 with a 3.44 ERA and 277 strikeouts in his minor league career.

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Prop Facts

  • Mookie Betts has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 18 appearances with the Dodgers as home favorites against NL East opponents.
  • Mookie Betts has recorded at least one Single in nine of the Dodgers' last 10 home games against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Max Muncy has hit a home run in each of the Dodgers' last three day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Mookie Betts has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 18 appearances with the Dodgers as home favorites against NL East opponents.
  • Freddie Freeman has scored at least one run in each of the Dodgers' last seven day games against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Enrique Hernandez has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven appearances with the Dodgers as favorites against the Nationals.
  • Miguel Rojas has recorded a Double in each of his last four home appearances against the Nationals after playing the previous day.
  • Shohei Ohtani ranks 8th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.634) this season.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Jesse Winker has recorded a Double in four of the Nationals' last five games.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four road appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has hit at least one home run in each of his last two appearances at Dodger Stadium against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jesse Winker has scored at least one run in each of his five previous road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jacob Young ranks T6th in the league in Steals (6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for hits this season (185).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank T1st in the league for RBI's this season (103).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 2nd in the league for steals this season (30).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 29th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.278).

Nationals vs Dodgers prediction

I don't want to get behind the Nationals as much as the next guy, especially when going up against a stacked Dodgers side. However, I have a rule about fading pitchers making their MLB debut, simply because you don't have a sample size to go off of. Landon Knack is a top-15 prospect in the Dodgers system and is expected to be a back of the rotation starter. I still need to see Knack on the big league mound before I can back him with confidence. Jake Irvin is coming off a strong showing where he held the A's to 1 run through 6 innings. Assuming we're getting decent plus money, give me the Nats on the road.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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