Nationals vs. Dodgers prediction and odds for Wednesday, May 31

May 16, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mookie Betts (50)
May 16, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mookie Betts (50) / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers have rolled through the Washington Nationals so far in this three-game series, winning the first two games by a combined score of 15-4, can they keep it up in the series finale and complete a sweep?

Los Angeles sends out Noah Syndergaard, who is looking to find his form this season, on Wednesday afternoon to keep down the Nationals lineup. Washington will counter with Patrick Corbin, who remains one of the worst pitchers in baseball.

This game could feature fireworks with suspect pitching on the mound, here are the odds:

Nationals vs. Dodgers odds, run line and total

Nationals vs. Dodgers prediction and pick

Syndergaard has a 6.27 ERA through 10 starts in LA this season. Once one of the most feared pitcher's in baseball, he can't generate strikeouts anymore and is allowing too many balls in play.

'Thor' is striking out about six batters per nine innings and allowing nearly 11 hits per nine. The Nationals, despite being in the infancy of its rebuild, is an elite hitting team, posting a .263 batting average this season and a top three strikeout rate (18%).

While the Nats are likely going to put up runs, the Dodgers will answer. Corbin has allowed the most hits in the National League this season (75) and also can't strike anybody out anymore (less than six per nine). He has a very similar profile to Syndergaard this season, and while the Dodgers are not as elite at hitting as the Nats, the team has the highest walk rate in baseball and is top 10 in on-base percentage.

There will be base runners galore today, and plenty of run scoring chances for two proficient offenses. Give me the over.

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