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MLB Betting Preview: LA Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals

September 10, 2023



The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals will soon end their competitive three-game series. Can the Dodgers find another success on the road, or will the Nationals stand their ground?


  • Date: Game 3 on September 10, 2023 at 1:35 PM ET

  • Location: Nationals Park in Washington, District of Columbia

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers still have not played their best baseball yet and they are heading into the playoffs soon. Despite being the second best team in the league, they still have some work to do.

Their batting averages will be key in this matchup. They are averaging .257 at the plate and allowing their foes to land .239. This is a solid separation between the two averages and will likely determine their fate.

They have strong numbers everywhere you look, but they do better in a few key categories over the Nationals. Their ERA (4.19), OBP (.342), and slugging percentage (.459) are all strong to influence the outcome in their favor.

The Dodgers still lead the NL West by over 10 games and essentially have it locked down. They need to continue winning to stay in good form in time for the postseason.

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals actually had a solid argument to make the playoffs this year just about two weeks ago. However, they have fallen further in the rankings (25th) and all of that went out the window. Trevor Williams (6-9) will do his best on the mound, but has an ERA of 5.21.

They should do well offensively at the plate, as they put up .256. However, they have let too many games go this year with their .270 average from their opponents.

As mentioned, their stats are lacking in key aspects to warrant any potential victory. These include an ERA of 4.98, an OBP at .316, and a slugging percentage at .396.

The Nationals have dropped to about 30 games back in the NL East. Any wins or positive production from the rest of the season will just be stepping stones for next year.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The odds are not quite yet ready between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals since the Dodgers were late to naming a pitcher. Be sure to check out MyBookie or Bookmaker once they become available for the best odds. Despite not having odds, market analysis is suggesting that the Dodgers have a 62 percent chance to win this matchup.

This has been an entertaining series offensively, but now is the time that the Dodgers must control the game and look forward to the playoffs. The Dodgers took game one 8-5, but game two was claimed by the Nationals at 7-6. Look for the Dodgers to succeed.

Final Pick: Take the Los Angeles Dodgers to Win