Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Odds, Picks, Prediction: Can the Dodgers Get to Josiah Gray Early?
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals Prediction: Will the Nationals Earn Back-to-Back Victories on the Road?
The Los Angeles Dodgers lost their eight-game winning streak with a 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals at home last night.
The Nationals now have an opportunity to beat the Dodgers in a three-game series with a win in tonight's game. This Washington team won't look the same in two weeks, but for now, they'll enjoy some time with one another and look to win every game that they can.
Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Tuesday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals.
Dodgers vs. Nationals Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds
- Date: July 26, 2022
- Game Time: 10:10 pm ET
- Where to Watch: SNLA, MSN2, MLBN
Dodgers vs. Nationals Injury Report
Out: 3B Carter Kieboom (Elbow)
Questionable: 3B Justin Turner (Abdomen)
Out: 2B Chris Taylor (Foot)
Dodgers vs. Nationals Line Movement
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals Prediction
Former Dodgers prospect, Josiah Gray, will take the hill for the Nationals tonight. Gray is 7-6 on the season with a 4.40 ERA in his first full season in the Majors. The right-hander is starting to come around, as he's holding a 3.88 xFIP with 32% of strikeouts. However, extra-base hits are what's hurting him lately. Against lefties, Gray has allowed a wOBA of .462 and ISO of .400 in the last 30 days. Righties even have a .211 ISO in that same time frame against Gray. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are hitting a .227 ISO and wOBA of .360 against righties in those 30 days. Six of the nine batters in the lineup are hitting an above-average ISO against righties. That's not good news for Gray, knowing, again, that lefties have destroyed Gray recently. The lefties with potential include, Freddie Freeman, Jake Lamb, and Gavin Lux. Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger don’t have great numbers against righties, but still, have potential going up against the right-hander. Plus, Justin Turner and Will Smith have crushed righties recently too.
On the flip side, Mitch White will take the hill for the Dodgers. White has been the glue guy for the Dodgers. They've had a bunch of injuries at starting pitching and he's been the guy that has helped them out big time. He’s 1-2 with a 3.78 ERA on the season, which is really good for the role he's in. But, he's been a bit lucky. White has had a 5.78 xFIP with 15.1% of strikeouts and 10.5% of walks in the last 30 days. He won’t induce many ground balls but has limited power, unlike Gray. Still, despite White's struggles, the Nationals are weak as a lineup against righties. As a projected lineup, the Nationals are hitting a .151 ISO and wOBA of .306 in the last 30 days against righties. But if you took out Juan Soto and Josh Bell the entire lineup is not consistently producing. I won't take my chances with White against Soto and Bell, but I will take my chances with the Dodgers going up against Gray. There's a ton of potential power in the Dodgers lineup against Gray. Therefore, I'll take the Dodgers Over 2.5 in the first five innings on the team total.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals Pick
- Dodgers Over 2.5 F5 TT (-135) (Bet $135 to Win $100)
Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.