Dodgers and Nationals in primtime for spot in NLCS against Cubs



Hill and Scherzer Battle in Pivotal Game 5

A spot in the NLCS is on the line as Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals are playing game #5 of their NLDS matchup on Thursday. The Chicago Cubs are waiting after advancing to the NLCS by beating the San Francisco Giants.

Washington made a great comeback in game #4. In the 7th inning the Natties chased Dodger starter Clayton Kershaw and scored 3-runs to tie it at 5 a piece. The resilient Dodgers scored on in the bottom of the 8th to push the NLDS series to the final and pivotal game.

Left hander Rich Hill will take the mound for the Dodgers to start this game. Hill is 12-6 this season with a 2.35 ERA.

Hill’s opponent in this one will be Max Scherzer. The Nationals right hander has a 3.03 ERA to go along with a 20-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 158-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

Washington was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Dodgers. They lost as +213 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Nationals on October 11. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -231 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Stats and Matchups

Los Angeles:
Team record: 93-73 SU
LA Dodgers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Dodgers is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games

Team record: 97-69 SU
Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games

Next up:
Winner plays the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 NLCS

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