Dodgers vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 11, 2021

Written By Staff on April 11, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

Juan Soto leads the Washington Nationals (1-4) into a contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers (7-2) after he homered twice in a 9-5 loss to the Dodgers. The Dodgers are moneyline favorites (-190) against the Nationals (+163) in this outing, which starts at 4:10 PM ET on Sunday. Los Angeles has Clayton Kershaw set to start, while Washington will send out Max Scherzer.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 11, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kershaw (LAD) Pitcher Scherzer (WSH)
1 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
12.2 IP 6.0
4.26 ERA 6.00
1.180 WHIP 0.830
7.1 K/9 13.5
0.7 BB/9 0.0

Dodgers Probable Starter Clayton Kershaw

  • Kershaw (1-1) gets the starting nod for the Dodgers, his third of the season.
  • His most recent time out came on Wednesday against the Athletics, when the lefty went seven innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The Dodgers were named the moneyline favorite for two Kershaw starts this season — they split the games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 11, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Kershaw

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ryan Zimmerman 37 .324 12 1 3 .333 .792
Starlin Castro 32 .062 2 0 1 .091 .153
Jonathan Lucroy 22 .045 1 0 2 .083 .174
Trea Turner 19 .368 7 0 2 .350 .824
Hernán Pérez 11 .000 0 0 1 .077 .077
Jordy Mercer 8 .375 3 0 0 .500 .875
Juan Soto 4 .250 1 1 2 .429 1.429
Victor Robles 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .900
Yan Gomes 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Probable Starter Max Scherzer

  • The Nationals’ Scherzer will make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he threw six innings against the Braves, giving up four earned runs.
  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 11, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Scherzer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Corey Seager 15 .133 2 1 1 .278 .678
AJ Pollock 13 .154 2 1 1 .154 .616
Max Muncy 12 .250 3 1 2 .357 .857
Chris Taylor 10 .200 2 0 0 .273 .773
Justin Turner 9 .444 4 3 6 .538 1.982
Austin Barnes 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Mookie Betts 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Matt Beaty 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Gavin Lux 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Will Smith 1 .000 0 0 0 .667 .667

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Dodgers scored the most runs in baseball (349 total, 5.8 per game).
  • The Dodgers won 41 of the 58 games they were favored on the moneyline last season (70.7%).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -190 or shorter, Los Angeles had a 26-11 record (winning 70.3% of its games).
  • Los Angeles played in 58 games with set over/under, and combined with opponents to go over the total 27 times (27-29-2).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals were underdogs in 29 games last season and won 12 (41.4%) of those contests.
  • Washington entered two games last season as the underdog by +163 or more and won each of those games.
  • Washington and its opponents hit the over in 30 of their 56 games with a total last season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager hit 15 home runs and had 41 runs batted in last season, while putting up a batting average of .307.
  • Among qualified batters in baseball, Seager ranked 13th in hits (65), 15th in HR (15), 15th in RBI (41), and 18th in BA (.307).
  • Mookie Betts hit .292 with nine doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 23 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Betts’ 64 hits ranked 16th, his 16 HR ranked seventh, and his 39 RBI ranked 21st.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 219 .292 47 16 39 .363 .925
Corey Seager 212 .307 38 15 41 .358 .943
Max Muncy 203 .192 36 12 27 .325 .714
A.J. Pollock 196 .276 30 16 34 .311 .877
Chris Taylor 185 .270 30 8 32 .366 .842
Justin Turner 150 .307 26 4 23 .400 .860
Will Smith 114 .289 23 8 25 .397 .976
Austin Barnes 86 .244 14 1 9 .353 .667
Edwin Ríos 76 .250 13 8 17 .301 .946
Gavin Lux 63 .175 8 3 8 .246 .595

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Soto finished with a .351 batting average last season and 13 home runs.
  • Soto ranked second in BA (.351), 19th in SLG (.695), first in OBP (.454), and 24th in HR (13) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Trea Turner was a key run producer with a .335 average, 12 homers and 41 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Turner ranked fourth in BA (.335), 13th in OBP (.394), 11th in SLG (.588), 15th in RBI (41), and first in hits (78) in the league.

Nationals Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 233 .335 46 12 41 .394 .982
Victor Robles 168 .220 20 3 15 .293 .608
Juan Soto 154 .351 39 13 37 .454 1.149
Luis Garcia 131 .282 17 2 16 .309 .683
Yan Gomes 109 .284 14 4 13 .319 .787
Starlin Castro 60 .283 9 2 4 .317 .784
Alex Avila 49 .184 6 1 2 .355 .641
Andrew Stevenson 41 .366 11 2 12 .447 1.179
Yadiel Hernandez 26 .192 3 1 6 .214 .637
Jordy Mercer 20 .200 2 0 0 .273 .473

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