ROGERS' 10* RUN-LINE "COACH'S CORNER!" ~ HOT 105-68 (+$18K) w/ 10* MLB PICKS YTD!

ROGERS' 10* RUN-LINE "COACH'S CORNER!" ~ HOT 105-68 (+$18K) w/ 10* MLB PICKS YTD!

Washington vs. LA Dodgers, 10/09/2019 20:37 EDT, Score: 7 - 3

Point Spread: +1½/-155 Washington

Sportsbook: Bodog

Result: Win

The set-up: This has been an entertaining NLCS. Competitive. I believe that the final contest will also prove to be a war until the end. So in a game which I envision being decided late or even in extra frames, I'm going to lay the reasonable mid-sized price for the extra 1.5 runs of insurance. The visitors hand the ball to Stephen Strasburg, while the home side goes with Walker Buehler.

The pitchers: Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA) was 8-4 with a 3.39 ERA in 19 starts on the road this year. Note that he's 3-2 with a minuscule 0.64 ERA in five games in the playoffs in his career, which includes going 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in two games this season.

Buehler (14-4, 3.26) was 6-1 with a 2.86 ERA in 14 starts at home this season and he's 1-1 with a 3.03 ERA in five career postseason starts.

The pick: I think Washington has stolen the momentum in this series. The Nats have the more experirenced hurler on the mound to start this one as well. While the outright win isn't out of the question obviously, in the end I'm grabbing the red hot Nationals on the run line.

10* COACH'S CORNER on the Nationals run-line.

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