Dodgers vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 9, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers host their home opener at Dodger Stadium as favorites () against the Washington Nationals () on Friday at 4:10 PM ET. Los Angeles’ Walker Buehler starts against Washington’s Joe Ross.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 9, 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

Buehler (LAD) Pitcher Ross (WSH)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
6.0 IP 0.0
3.00 ERA 0.00
0.670 WHIP 0.000
6.0 K/9 0
0.0 BB/9 0

Dodgers Probable Starter Walker Buehler

  • The Dodgers are sending Buehler (0-0) to make his second start of the season.
  • His last appearance was on Sunday against the Rockies, when the right-hander went six innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The Dodgers were the moneyline favorite for one Buehler start this season — they won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Buehler

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 11 .000 0 0 0 .083 .083
Juan Soto 10 .200 2 0 1 .273 .473
Starlin Castro 10 .300 3 0 2 .273 .573
Victor Robles 7 .429 3 0 0 .429 1.143
Ryan Zimmerman 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jonathan Lucroy 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Hernán Pérez 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Probable Starter Joe Ross

  • Ross gets the nod for the Nationals and will make his first start of the season.
  • The right-hander is making his first start of the year. The 27-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.
  • The right-hander did not appear in a game when his team was the moneyline underdog last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Ross

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Corey Seager 7 .714 5 1 2 .714 2.000
Justin Turner 7 .286 2 0 1 .375 .804
Mookie Betts 3 .667 2 1 1 .750 2.417
AJ Pollock 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Will Smith 2 1.000 2 1 3 .667 3.667
Cody Bellinger 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.167
Max Muncy 2 1.000 2 0 1 1.000 2.000
Austin Barnes 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Chris Taylor 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Dodgers scored the most runs in baseball (349 total, 5.8 per game).
  • The Dodgers finished with a 41-17 record in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 70.7% of those games).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -315 or shorter, Los Angeles had a 4-3 record (winning 57.1% of its games).
  • Los Angeles had an over/under set by bookmakers 58 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 27 of those games (27-29-2).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals were underdogs 29 times last season and won 12, or 41.4%, of those games.
  • Washington was not a bigger underdog last season than the +250 moneyline set for this game.
  • Last season, Washington and its opponents hit the over in 30 of their 56 games with a total.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager put up a batting average of .307, with 15 home runs and 41 runs batted in last season.
  • Among the qualified hitters 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.
  • Betts ranked 16th in hits (64), seventh in HR (16), and 21st in RBI (39) among qualified batters in MLB.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 219 .292 47 16 39 .363 .925
Cody Bellinger 213 .239 33 12 30 .328 .783
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

Nationals Players to Watch

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

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
Carter Kieboom 99 .202 15 0 9 .344 .556
Starlin Castro 60 .283 9 2 4 .317 .784
Andrew Stevenson 41 .366 11 2 12 .447 1.179
Yadiel Hernandez 26 .192 3 1 6 .214 .637
Hernán Pérez 6 .167 0 0 0 .167 .334

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