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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals odds, tips and betting trends | May 23

On Monday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Los Angeles Dodgers (27-13) visiting the Washington Nationals (14-28) at 7:05 PM ET.

The Nationals are an underdog (+174 moneyline odds to win) when they square off against the Dodgers (-207). The scheduled starters are Tyler Anderson (4-0) for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Joan Adon (1-7) for the Washington Nationals.

The Dodgers lost their last game against the Phillies by a 4-3 score yesterday. Edwin Rios went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively. Evan Phillips picked up the loss after throwing 2/3 of an inning without giving up an earned run on two hits, while striking out one.

The Nationals picked up an 8-2 victory against the Brewers yesterday. Lane Thomas (2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI) led the way offensively, while Aaron Sanchez got the win on the mound after going five innings, giving up two earned runs on seven hits while striking out one.

To prepare for the Dodgers vs. Nationals matchup, here is what you need to get ready for Monday’s baseball action.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Sunday at 8:03 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Dodgers (-207, bet $207 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Nationals (+174, bet $100 to win $174)
  • Over/under: 9

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Dodgers Stats and Trends

Dodgers Betting Records

  • The Dodgers have entered the game as favorites 44 times this season and won 29, or 65.9%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 15-5, a 75% win rate, when favored by -207 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Dodgers, based on the moneyline, is 67.4%.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 21 of their 45 chances.
  • The Dodgers have an ATS record of 26-19-0 in 45 games with a spread this season.

Tyler Anderson (Dodgers Probable Starter)

  • The Dodgers’ Anderson (4-0) will make his sixth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up two earned runs in seven innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 4.04, a 6.8 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.093.
  • He has one quality starts in five chances this season.
  • Anderson will look to finish five or more innings for the fifth start in a row.
  • The Nationals rank 17th in MLB with 167 runs scored this season. They have a .250 batting average this campaign with 27 home runs (28th in the league).

Dodgers Batting Stats

  • The Dodgers rank eighth in Major League Baseball with 44 home runs.
  • Hitters for the Dodgers have a combined .415 slugging percentage this season, which ranks third in MLB.
  • Los Angeles ranks sixth in MLB with a .246 team batting average.
  • The Dodgers have scored the most runs (217) in baseball so far this year.
  • No team gets on base better than Los Angeles, who has a league-best .332 OBP this season.
  • The Dodgers rank 12th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.3 whiffs per contest.

Nationals Stats and Trends

Nationals Betting Records

  • The Nationals have come away with 12 wins in the 37 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Washington has a win-loss record of 4-4 when favored by +174 or worse by sportsbooks this year.
  • The Nationals have an implied victory probability of 36.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Washington’s games have gone over the total in 19 of their 42 opportunities.
  • The Nationals have an against the spread record of 16-26-0 in 42 games with a line this season.

Joan Adon (Nationals Probable Starter)

  • Adon gets the start for the Nationals, his ninth of the season. He is 1-7 with a 6.38 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance came on Tuesday against the Miami Marlins, when the right-hander threw 4 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • Over eight games this season, the 23-year-old has a 6.38 ERA and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .261 to opposing batters.
  • Adon heads into the game with one quality start under his belt this season.
  • Adon has put up two starts this year that he pitched five or more innings.
  • He will face a Dodgers offense that ranks first in the league with 217 total runs scored while batting .246 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .415 slugging percentage (third in MLB play) and has hit a total of 44 home runs (eighth in the league).

Nationals Batting Stats

  • The Nationals are third-worst in MLB play with 27 home runs.
  • So far this year, the Nationals’ .358 slugging percentage ranks 22nd in the league.
  • Washington’s .250 batting average is fourth-best in MLB.
  • The offense for the Nationals is the No. 17 offense in baseball scoring 4.0 runs per game (167 total runs).
  • Washington’s .314 on-base percentage ranks 11th in baseball.
  • The Nationals strike out 7.4 times per game, the fifth-fewest average in the league.

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