Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pick – MLB July 27, 2022

The Washington Nationals will look for an unlikely sweep at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Following a 4-1 and 8-3 win, the Nationals need another win for the three-game sweep. The Dodgers were up 3-2 going into the top of the 8th, but the bullpen imploded at Dodger Stadium.

Mitchell White worked harder than he probably would have wished for, but ended up allowing only 2 earned runs on 9 hits. Garrett Cleavinger did little work last night, as he was smacked for 3 hits and 4 earned runs through 1.2 innings.

6 RUNS TO END THE GAME
Under-backers were left weeping, as a 3-2 game turned into an 8-3 final with two innings left at Dodger Stadium. While Cleavinger will take the heat for the loss, the offense didn’t do much to help, either.

They were grasping onto a 3-2 lead since the bottom of the 5th and never found insurance runs. I know allowing 8 runs isn’t going to work 9 times out of 10, but there is more than one guy to blame for that performance.

The Dodgers maintain a 10.5-game lead over the Padres at 64-32.

This team has looked bored and disinterested with the Nats in town. It’s probably a case of standings watching and looking at who the Nationals are and not putting their best effort on the diamond. Washington is 34-65 and 27 games off the lead.

The Nationals are not playing postseason baseball, while the Dodgers could be in the World Series, so let’s keep things in perspective. Not that I’m overly convinced the Dodgers are a World Series team despite a 64-32 record.

The Nationals will send Patrick Corbin to the bump for this sweep opportunity at Dodger Stadium. Former Angel, Andrew Heaney, will make his fourth start of the season in this one.

Head below for our free Nationals vs. Dodgers prediction on July 27, 2022.

Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Live Betting Odds:

MLB Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Team Spread Moneyline Total
Washington Nationals +1.5 (+120) +230 Over 9 (-110)
LA Dodgers -1.5 (-140) -290 Under 9 (-110)
Team Data Washington Nationals LA Dodgers
Overall Record 34-65 64-32
Away/Home Record 19-29 34-15
Batting Average .245 .252
Batting Average Away/Home .253 .247
Runs Per 9 3.91 5.27
Team ERA 5.10 3.01
Team ERA Away/Home 5.62 3.13

Nationals vs. Dodgers Prediction:

Patrick Corbin is looking to improve his numbers at Dodger Stadium this afternoon. If the Dodgers keep playing as they have been over the last two days, Corbin is going to have an ERA booster on Wednesday.

Corbin has an ERA of 6.02 and a 1.70 WHIP across 20 starts.

He ran into a wall last year, finishing with an ERA of 5.82 and a 1.47 WHIP in 31 games. Corbin didn’t have the best Covid-19 season, with a 4.66 ERA and he’s been unraveling since then.

MESS ON THE ROAD
Corbin has caused a mess on the road with an ERA of 7.38 and a 1.86 WHIP. He’s fine at home with a 4.94 ERA and 1.58 WHIP at Nationals Park.

The former D-back also hasn’t had the hang of things recently. In his last three attempts, Corbon has notched an ERA of 7.88 and a 1.88 WHIP.

The Dodgers have 5 home runs and 19 RBIs vs Corbin in 142 at-bats.

Is Corbin going to be so fortunate to have the Dodgers sleeping again on Wednesday? Injuries are a problem right now for the Dodgers, but there is more than enough firepower for them to break out against Corbin.

Washington Nationals vs. LA Dodgers Betting Trends:

Nationals

  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 2-6 overall in their previous eight games on the road
  • 1-7 overal in their previous eight games on a Wednesday
  • 0-5 overall in their previous five games after their opponent concedes 5 or more runs
  • 8-24 overall in their previous 32 games after scoring at least 5 runs
  • UNDER is 5-2 in their previous seven games on the road

Dodgers

  • Record (Last 10): 8-2
  • 15-3 overall in their previous 18 games
  • 11-2 overall in their previous 13 games at home
  • 13-3 overall in their previous 16 games versus the National League
  • 37-16 overall in their previous 53 games after a loss
  • 40-16 overall in their previous 56 games versus a left-handed starter

  • Andrew Heaney flamed out in his final season with the Angels and didn’t make an impact with the Yankees last season. He had a 5.27 ERA in his seventh and final season in Anaheim.

    The Yankees took a chance on him, though he didn’t respond. Heaney wrapped up his career as a Yankee with a 7.32 ERA. He’s loved pitching with the Dodgers, though.

    Heaney has looked at his best, with an ERA of 0.59 and a 0.85 WHIP.

    This is only his fourth start of the season, but Heaney has handled himself well. In his latest start, Heaney allowed 5 hits and 1 earned run to the Guardians in 5 innings.

    That run vs the Guardians was the run he’s allowed this season. Through 15.1 innings, Haeaney’s conceded 9 hits and 1 earned run.

    The Nats are hitting .116 with a .133 OBP against Heaney in 31 at-bats. I can’t say that Heaney will do that on Wednesday afternoon. However, he should see run support against Corbin. I’m on the Dodgers to bounce back with a win on the runline.

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Kyle E / Author

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