With our best betting pick for Sunday we select from the west coast Major League Baseball contest between the Washington Nationals and the LA Dodgers. First pitch from Dodgers Stadium is scheduled for 4:10PM Eastern Time and you can watch this Major League Baseball game live over the MLB package. Our MLB best bet is playing on the Washington Nationals and LA Dodgers to play under the total of 6 ½ runs. The odds from this MLB pick were pulled from BetOnline sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this MLB game with the road team Washington Nationals favored by -117 odds with the over under lined at 6 ½ runs. Early money has come ever so slightly on the side of the home team as Washington has been bet down to a -116 betting favorite with the LA Dodgers take back now at +106 odds. The total has held firm as the game remains hung at 6 ½ runs. Those making a run line bet on the Washington Nationals and giving up -1 ½ runs will get back +155 odds for their wager. Bettors playing the LA Dodgers on the run line and taking +1 ½ runs will lay -165 odds on their wager.
Taking the mound this afternoon for the Washington Nationals is former Oakland Athletic Gio Gonzalez. The Nationals left hander has been very good in the 2012 season as Gonzalez sports an ERA of just 1.52 and a very good WHIP of 0.84. Low WHIP means you don’t allow many base runners and by doing this you avoid getting tagged with big innings. Gonzalez’ recent form has been outstanding as the Nationals starters has allowed no earned run in his past three starts with only four walks working a total of 20 innings. Helping our cause for our under play tonight is the fact the Nationals have really struggled at the plate. The team has pushed across just six runs over their past three games. Washington has been poor hitting left handed pitching in the 2012 season as the club bats just .169 in four games this season with all four results landing under the total. The Nationals pitching staff has been outstanding as the team has allowed just two runs per game and a .202 batting average over their past seven games.
Taking the mound for the LA Dodgers on Sunday is veteran left hander Chris Capuano to face the Washington hitters. Capuano has pitched very well in the good pitchers park at Dodgers Stadium as the hurler sits with an ERA of just 2.19 and WHIP of 1.29 in his two starts. Capuano has not allowed more than two earned runs over his past three starts. He is coming off a good pitching performance on Monday by allowing one earned run over seven innings to a pretty good Atlanta Braves team. The Dodgers bats have faced quality pitching in this home stand and their numbers have cooled down a bit as the club has averaged just three runs a ball game over their past four games. Two pitchers in good form and a struggling Nationals offense will lead us to the under today with our best pick at the sportsbook.