The top pick from Friday comes from Major League Baseball as the Washington Nationals continues their road trip on the west coast as they visit the LA Dodgers to open a three game series. The Dodgers and Nationals will begin from Dodger Stadium at 10PM Eastern Time and it’s the MLB package is where to watch this game live over television. The MLB best pick tonight is playing on the Washington Nationals and LA Dodgers to play under the total of six runs. The odds used from this best bet from Major League Baseball today have been used from Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this Major League Baseball game opened with the home team LA Dodgers favored by -200 odds with the Nationals the underdog returning +170 odds. The run over under is lined at six runs. Run line gamblers who lay -1 ½ runs with the LA Dodgers will get back +135 odds. Those who bet the Washington Nationals on the run line and take +1 ½ runs will have to lay -145 odds.
The Washington Nationals will send lefthander Ross Detwiler to the hill on Friday night to battle the Dodgers hitters. Detwiler has been outstanding to start the 2012 year as the Nationals hurler is 2-0 in three starts with an ERA of 0.56 and WHIP of 0.93. Detwiler has allowed just one earned run this season over 16 innings of work. In his only road start this year the Nationals starter allowed no earned runs over five innings of work in a win at the New York Mets. Detwiler in that start allowed just two hits and struck out six. Aiding our cause for the under tonight is the fact the Nationals has struggled big time this season against left handed pitching. In three games facing lefty’s the Nationals have hit just .198 and averaged less than three runs per game. You have to respect this National pitching staff in 2012. The Washington pitchers have allowed no more than two runs over their past five games and in seven of their past eight games. As a result of strong pitching and weak hitting the Washington Nationals have played under the total in six of their past eight games.
Getting the start on Friday night for the LA Dodgers is their ace lefthander Clayton Kershaw. In four starts in the 2012 campaign the 2011 Cy Young Award winner has an ERA of 1.61 and WHIP of 1.03. When the LA Dodgers faced two solid starters against Atlanta on Tuesday and Wednesday the offense struggled scoring five runs combined in those two games. The Dodgers have also gone under in six of their past eight games. The weather in April fits the low scoring pattern we often see from clubs on the west coast with cool temperatures and the heavy air with the close proximity from the ocean. The ball won’t carry much tonight at Dodgers Stadium which would aid both pitchers so expect fly balls ending up in the gloves of outfielders. A low scoring game tonight so bet the under at online sportsbooks.