The Los Angeles Dodgers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Thursday when they take on the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium.
The Nationals will give the ball to starter Jordan Zimmermann in this one. Righthander Zimmermann is 2-1 this season with a 4.24 ERA.
The Dodgers will counter Zimmermann with Randy Wolf. Lefthander Wolf has a 3.93 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.
The Dodgers scored seven runs in the sixth inning as they crushed the Nationals 10-3 on Wednesday, as -200 favorites. That game’s combined 13 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9.5).
Orlando Hudson, Manny Ramirez, and James Loney drove in two runs apiece for the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw tossed five innings for the win, allowing one run off four hits.
Cristian Guzman had three hits and scored two runs for the Nationals, who were +180 underdogs. Daniel Cabrera gave up six hits and five runs over 5 1-3 innings in the loss.
Washington has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has won 6 straight games.
Washington: 7-17 SU
Los Angeles: 20-8 SU
A few trends to consider:
Washington is 7-17-1 SU in its last 25 games
Washington is 4-11-1 SU in their last 16 games when playing LA Dodgers
Washington is 2-18-1 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Washington is 0-4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 12-0-1 SU in their last 13 games at home
LA Dodgers are 9-0-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
LA Dodgers are 6-0-1 SU in their last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 11-4-1 SU in their last 16 games when playing Washington
Washington at Arizona, Friday, May 8
LA Dodgers home to San Francisco, Friday, May 8