Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals odds, picks and predictions

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (4-8) seek a series split as they close out their 4-game road set against the Washington Nationals (6-8). First pitch is 4:05 p.m. at Nationals Park. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Diamondbacks vs. Nationals odds with MLB picks and predictions.

The Nationals lead the season series 2-1 after Arizona’s 11-2 win Wednesday.

The Diamondbacks had their bats come alive, pounding out 11 runs on 10 hits. They had only scored 22 total runs in their previous 11 games. It snapped a 3-game losing streak.

The Nationals fell to 3-4 at home with the loss, after taking both games of a doubleheader Tuesday.

Diamondbacks at Nationals: Projected starters

RHP Zach Davies vs. LHP Josh Rogers

Davies (0-1, 5.79 ERA) makes his third start. He has a 1.61 WHIP, 4 BB and 4 K in 9 1/3 IP.

  • Took the loss in his last outing, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits and a walk in 4 1/3 IP. He hasallowed 2 home runs.
  • Has 2-0 mark with a 1.26 ERA in 14 1/3 IP in 2 career starts at Nationals Park.

Rogers (1-1, 3.72 ERA) makes his third start. He has a 1.24 WHIP, 4 BB and 5 K in 9 2/3 IP.

  • Making his first home start of the season after 2 on the road.
  • First appearance against the Diamondbacks.

Diamondbacks at Nationals odds and lines

  • Money line (ML): Diamondbacks +105 (bet $100 to win $105) | Nationals -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
  • Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Diamondbacks +1.5 (-180) | Nationals -1.5 (+145)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 9.5 (O: +110 | U: -135)

Diamondbacks at Nationals picks and predictions

Prediction

Nationals 6, Diamondbacks 2

Money line

The Diamondbacks have not won consecutive games yet this season. Dating back to last season, they only had 14 winning streaks of more than 1 game. They were a league-worst 20-61 on the road last season and are 2-4 on the road so far this season.

While the Nationals have not been great this season, betting the Diamondbacks to win two games in a row is risky business.

Take NATIONALS (-130).

Run line/Against the spread

The Diamondbacks have been underdogs in every game this season and are 6-6 ATS so far. However, they have not covered the spread in more than 2 consecutive games.

The Nationals are 1-4 ATS as the favorites. Five of their 6 wins this season have been by at least 2 runs.

Take NATIONALS -1.5 (+145).

Over/Under

Arizona had only scored 22 runs all season before Wednesday’s 11-run explosion. Perhaps this was the beginning of an offensive run, but it was only the second time all season they scored more than 4 runs. I wouldn’t count on them doing much offensively for a second straight game until they actually do it.

Arizona’s starters have pitched well recently.

Washington has only had 2 of their last 6 games go with more than 10 runs.

Take UNDER 9.5 (-135).

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Author: Lucy Green