Home and Away: Predictions for Nationals-Dodgers Game 1

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Coming off the heels of their dramatic, Washington Nationals will hope to keep the magic coming against the favorites in the National League. SP Patrick Corbin pitches well at home, but not so much away. Look for the trend to continue.

This is how they stack up.

  • Home: 50-31; Away: 47-34
  • Starting pitcher: Patrick Corbin Home 8-2; Away 6-5
  • Starting Pitcher ERA/WHIP: Home 2.40/0.99; Away 4.18/1.39
  • Closer: Sean Doolittle Home 15 SV; 14 SVO; WHIP 1.43; 3.86 ERA/ Away 14 SV; 17 SVO; WHIP 1.12; 4.32 ERA
  • Team Hitting: wOBA .336; wRC+ 103; Avg .265
  • Best Hitter: Anthony Rendon – Home wOBA .424; wRC+ 160; Avg .317/ Away wOBA .401; wRC+ 148; Avg .321
  • Pitcher vs. Best Hitter (Career): Corbin vs Cody Bellinger Avg .250; 8 AB; 0 R; 2 H; 1 2B; 3 BB; 3 SO; .830 OPS
  • Misc: Team WAR 52.9;

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the team to beat in the National League. SP Walker Buehler has a 0.96 WHIP at home. Cody Bellinger is hitting .304/.305 Home and Away.

This is how they stack up.

  • Home: 59-22; Away: 47-34
  • Starting pitcher: Walker Buehler Home 6-1; Away 8-3
  • Starting Pitcher ERA/WHIP: Home 2.59/0.96; Away 3.59/1.23
  • Closer: Kelley Jansen Home 19 SV; 23 SVO; WHIP 1.09; 3.28 ERA/ Away 14 SV; 18 SVO; WHIP 1.02; 4.28 ERA
  • Team Hitting: wOBA .338; wRC+ 111; Avg .257
  • Best Hitter: Cody Bellinger Home wOBA .424; wRC+ 172; Avg .304/ Away wOBA .405; wRC+ 151; Avg .305
  • Pitcher vs. Best Hitter (Career): Beuhler vs Anthony Rendon Avg .500; 6 AB; 0 R; 3 H; 2 RBI; 2 2B; 1 BB; 1 SO; 1.404 OPS
  • Misc: Team WAR 55.4;

Staff pick: Los Angeles Dodgers
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