Dodgers vs. Nationals MLB Prediction
The Dodgers and Nationals will continue their series in D.C. on Friday night following a rain-shortened contests on Thursday. With Max Scherzer set to oppose Julio Urias in the pitching matchup, what’s the best play for bettors when it comes to tonight’s game?
955 Los Angeles Dodgers (-109) at 956 Washington Nationals (-110); o/u 8
7:05 p.m. ET, Friday, July 2, 2021
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Dodgers DFS Notes
Max Muncy homered for the third consecutive game on Thursday, leading the Dodgers to their sixth consecutive victory with a 6-2 win over the Nationals in a rain-shortened five-inning contest. Muncy connected on a hanging slider from lefty Patrick Corbin, launching a majestic 410-foot grand slam into the right-field seats to put the Dodgers ahead in the fifth inning. It was his 18th round-tripper of the season and lone hit in three at-bats before the contest was called after five innings due to inclement weather. The 30-year-old infielder has been on fire at the dish recently, going deep four times over his last five games.
Washington Nationals DFS Notes
Juan Soto smacked an RBI single on Thursday in the Nationals' loss to the Dodgers in a rain-shortened five-inning affair. Soto kicked off the scoring by slicing an RBI single into left-center field off lefty reliever Victor González in the opening frame. It was his lone hit in three at-bats before the contest was called after five innings due to inclement weather. The 22-year-old slugger has been tearing the cover off the ball, hitting .293 (29-for-99) with 22 runs scored, five homers, 20 RBI and four stolen bases across 29 games since June 1.
Dodgers vs. Nationals MLB Betting Prediction
The Dodgers are now 7-2 in their last nine meetings with the Nationals in D.C. and have won four straight meetings with the Nats overall. They’re also 12-4 in their last 16 games versus NL East opponents, are 6-0 in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning record and have won seven of 10 on the road. The Nationals, meanwhile, are just 2-5 in their last seven games after allowing five runs or more in their previous contest and are 3-7 in their last 10 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -109