The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals are going to square off as a part of the 2013 MLB betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our July 21st baseball predictions for what should be a great game on Sunday.
Free MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers @ Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, July 21st, 1:35 ET
Location: Nationals Park, Washington DC
Dodgers vs. Nationals Live TV: TBS
Los Angeles Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw) -112
Washington Nationals (Jordan Zimmerman) +108
There hasn’t been a team in the National League that has been playing better baseball over the course of the last four weeks than the Dodgers, who are 19-5 in their last 24 games. That being said, it’s tough to bet against them, especially when they have LHP Clayton Kershaw on the hill. Kershaw is only 8-6 this year, and he has only led the team to an 11-9 record in his first 20 starts, but there is no doubt that this is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. That 1.98 ERA and 0.91 WHIP both speak for themselves. However, we have to be realistic at this point. The Nationals are still a darn good team in spite of their now sub-.500 record, and the clock is ticking if they are going to catch the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. They haven’t played well in this series thus far, and they are going to really need this one to get some momentum back on their side going forward. The real kicker is that they have RHP Jordan Zimmerman on the mound, and the argument could be made that he too, has been one of the best pitchers in the game. Zimmerman is 12-4 on the season, and Washington is 15-4 in his starts. He has a 2.58 ERA and a very competitive 0.97 WHIP, and if he can keep that up in this start, we are literally stealing the Nationals at plus odds. They’ll win this game at least half the time.
Dodgers @ Nationals Pick: Washington Nationals +108
Dodgers @ Nationals Score Prediction: Nationals 3 – Dodgers 1