LA Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 4/25/24

Washington Nationals (10-12) vs LA Dodgers (14-11)

Game Info: Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

MacKenzie Gore (2-1) (3.60) vs Yoshinobu Yamamoto (1-1) (4.50)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +174 / LA Dodgers -190 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Dodgers will send Yoshinobu Yamamoto to the mound here and Yamamoto is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Yamamoto’s first career start against the Nationals. MacKenzie Gore will start this one for the Nationals and is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gore is 0-0 with a 4.66 ERA and 7 strikeouts against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this one looking to complete the sweep of the Nationals after an 11-2 blowout win over Washington on Wednesday. The sweep would be a welcome sight after losing series against the Mets, Nationals, and Padres in succession before this week’s set. The Dodgers last sweep came against the Giants at the beginning of the month.

Loaded Dodgers Lineup Bringing Plenty Of Offense To The Table

Shohei Ohtani leads the Dodgers with 39 hits and a .371 batting average along with a team-high 14 doubles, 6 homers and 16 RBIs. Mookie Betts also has a team-high 6 home runs and 21 RBIs while Teoscar Hernandez has 5 home runs with 19 RBIs of his own. Ohtani and Betts each have a team-high 5 stolen bases as well this season. Betts, Freddie Freeman and Will Smith also have 7 doubles apiece as well this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Facts

  • The Dodgers have won each of their last 13 Thursday day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line each of their last 12 Thursday day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Dodgers have led after 5 innings in each of their last six Thursday day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Dodgers have led after 7 innings in each of their last six Thursday day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Dodgers' last five Thursday day games against NL East opponents.

Washington Nationals Recap

The Washington Nationals will look to salvage something from this series after losing on Wednesday. The series loss for Washington is the first since their series loss to Oakland on April 12-14, since then taking out the Dodgers and Astros in series wins.

Nationals Can Pack A Punch, But Something Is Missing

CJ Abrams leads the Nationals with 25 hits including 6 home runs and 12 RBIs with 4 doubles and 3 triples as well. Lane Thomas also has 10 RBIs and 11 stolen bases while Joey Gallo has 3 home runs, 5 doubles and a team-high 37 strikeouts. Trey Lipscomb has 4 stolen bases and Luis Garcia Jr. has a team-high 7 doubles and 5 stolen bases of his own.

Washington Nationals Team Facts

  • The Nationals have lost each of their last 11 Thursday games against National League opponents.
  • The Nationals have covered the run line in each of their last seven day games against NL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last five Thursday games.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last four day games between the Dodgers and Nationals.
  • The Nationals have led after 5 innings in each of their last five day games.

Dodgers vs. Nationals Prediction

I’m backing the Dodgers -1.5 here. Do I love the Dodgers whole-heartedly? Not really, and I’m still not 100% sure what we’re going to see from Yamamoto long term. However, the numbers right now are solid, and the Dodgers’ lineup offensively has been far better in this series against Washington than they were in their last set against the Nats last week. MacKenzie Gore is one of the better starters that the Nationals have in that rotation, but I still think that the Dodgers get to him here. Gore’s problem for the last couple of seasons has been the long ball, and with names like Ohtani, Betts, Freeman, Muncy and others, it’s hard to think that Gore doesn’t get tagged as a result. Give me the Dodgers -1.5 in this one.

Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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