Dodgers @ Nationals: Kershaw takes the mound for Los Angeles
Dodgers @ Nationals MLB odds spreads and predictions
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals will play in the second game of their series on Saturday.
In the series opener on Friday, the Dodgers got a solid start from Hyun-Jin Ryu.
The left-hander, a candidate for the National League Cy Young Award, allowed one earned run and struck out four batters over 6.2 innings in a 4-2 win over the Nationals.
Cody Bellinger had an RBI single in the top of the first inning, and Justin Turner clobbered a three-run homer in the top of the eighth to break a 1-1 tie to give the Dodgers the lead for good.
Kenley Jansen allowed one run in the ninth, but picked up his 25th save of the season.
When is it? Saturday July 27th
What time is first pitch? 4:05 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Nationals Park
The Nationals, on the other hand, had Anibal Sanchez on the mound.
He allowed only one run on three hits and struck out six Dodgers over seven innings of work.
Nationals reliever Tony Sipp, the losing pitcher in this contest, came into the game in the eighth and gave up two runs.
Adam Eaton had an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, and Juan Soto walked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to drive home the Nationals' second run of the game.
Dodgers @ Nationals Run Line
The Los Angeles Dodgers are giving the Nationals 1.5 runs in this baseball game.
I love the Los Angeles Dodgers in this game.
The Dodgers have a clear advantage on the mound, they have the better lineup, and they are simply the better team.
Feel confident betting on Los Angeles here.
Dodgers @ Nationals Over/Under
The over/under in this matchup is set at 10 total runs.
My final score prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Washington Nationals 2.
Take the under in this matchup.
Where the game will be won or lost
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a clear advantage on the mound in this one.
Left-hander Clayton Kershaw will take the hill for the Dodgers on the road. Kershaw sports an 8-2 record with a 2.84 ERA so far this season.
In his last start back on July 20, Kershaw allowed two hits and struck out 10 batters over six innings of work in Los Angeles' 10-6 win over the Miami Marlins. Over his last 10 games, Kershaw has thrown six or more innings, and he lowered his ERA from 3.46 to his current 2.84.
Opposing him will be Nationals starting pitcher Joe Ross.
Ross is 0-2 this season with a 9.45 ERA. In his last two outings combined, Ross has allowed seven runs on 13 hits in 6.1 innings.
He will have his work cut out when the Dodgers come into Nationals Park on Saturday.