The Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers will play on Tuesday in Washington. All odds for this important series can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Nationals are out to a very comfortable lead in their division, but will look to rebound having lost their last three games. They are 44 – 27 at home this season and have a five game lead in the division. Tonight they will start Jordan Zimmermann who has pitched great all season. In 176 innings of work Zimmerman is pitching to a 3.01 ERA.
The Dodgers spent big at the trade deadline but are still on the outside looking in for a postseason berth. They are only one game out in the wild-card race despite going 3-7 in their last 10 games. Tonight Aaron Harang will take the mound for the Dodgers as he has lost two of his last three decisions. For the season Harang is pitching to a 3.79 ERA in 164 innings of work.
Washington is 6-2 in their last eight home games, 47-23 in their last 70 games as a favorite, and 4-1 in Zimmerman’s last five home starts. Los Angeles is 3-7 in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record, 3-8 in their last 11 games overall, and 0-4 in Harang’s last four starts. Los Angeles has won the last five meetings of these two.
Both of these teams have struggled a bit with the bats lately. Combine that with the fact that these pitchers are pitching pretty well and we like the under for total runs scored in this game at best sports books.