Dodgers vs. Nationals Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions: Did Nats Overplay Their Hand Before Game 4?
Richard Mackson, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Max Scherzer
- Get updated betting odds and picks from our MLB expert Sean Zerillo for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals.
- The Nationals are favored in this game, but should you be betting on them to win?
Dodgers vs. Nationals Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions
Probable starters: Rich Hill (4-1 2.45 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA)
- Dodgers odds: +120
- Nationals odds: -130
- Over/Under: 8
- First pitch: 6:40 p.m. ET on TBS
Odds as of Sunday afternoon and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).
Dave Martinez has gotten the Nationals to this point in the playoffs by being unconventional, but his aggressive pitcher usage finally backfired on Sunday.
In a pivotal Game 3, he brought in Patrick Corbin on two days rest off of 107 pitches, holding a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning.
Corbin allowed six runs on four hits and two walks in less than an inning, and the Dodgers stormed back to a 10-4 victory.
Now Max Scherzer will take the mound for the third time in six days, after starting last Tuesday’s NL Wild Card game and coming on in relief in Friday’s Game 2.
Stephen Strasburg only threw 85 pitches in Game 2, so there’s a chance that they also go to him on two day’s rest here – behind Scherzer if needed in an elimination game – before trying their luck with whatever they can muster in a Game 5.
Can the Nationals stick around with Martinez’s unorthodox approach, or will the Dodgers finally put an end to Washington’s Wild Card run?