Nationals vs. Dodgers MLB Prediction
The Dodgers will look to rebound from their second loss of the season when they host the Nationals at 4:10 p.m. ET on Friday afternoon. What’s the best bet on the board when it comes to this matchup?
953 Washington Nationals (+240) at 954 Los Angeles Dodgers (-280); o/u 8.5
4:10 p.m. ET, Friday, April 9, 2021
VENUE: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Washington Nationals DFS SPIN
Trea Turner hit his second homer in as many games in the Nationals' loss to the Braves on Wednesday. It was a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning off Braves left-hander Max Fried. Turner also doubled in the bottom of the second, finishing the day 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored. A friendly reminder here that the Nats' star shortstop out-slugged both Corey Seager and Fernando Tatis Jr. last year.
Los Angeles Dodgers DFS SPIN
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Cody Bellinger (calf) will not play in Friday's home opener against the Nationals and that a trip to the injured list is still possible. Bellinger took a spike to his left ankle/calf on Tuesday night on a play at first base. He has no fractures or structural damage but is apparently still working through some residual soreness. Roberts confirmed the Dodgers will not make a decision regarding the injured list until Friday. If you are in a weekly fantasy league with Friday lineup swaps, this may come down to the wire.
Nationals vs. Dodgers Betting Prediction
The under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams in L.A., is 4-1 in the Nationals’ last five games when playing the first game of a series and is 6-2 in their last eight games versus National League West opponents. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Dodgers’ last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite and is 7-3 in their last 10 games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: NATIONALS/DODGERS UNDER 8.5