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(17-11) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals (17-9)
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park in Washington DC
Projected Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Gio Gonzalez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Arizona -105 | Washington +165
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Washington -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8
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In 2016 the Diamondbacks won only 69 games, this after making a splash in both trades and free agency as well as having a strong core of players already present.
Many expected Arizona to return to the bottom of their division in 2017, but the moves they made last year simply took a year to manifest.
Last offseason, the Diamondbacks put a paramount on pitching and it was awful, this year they return much of the same starting pitching core (added Taijuan Walker) and have the 3rd best pitching in the league and are 1st in starting pitching WAR in all of baseball.
Wednesday’s starter, unheralded Robbie Ray, is part of the starting pitching success on this year’s Diamondbacks team. He’s made five starts, is going fairly deep into games with an average of six innings per start and has a 3.56 ERA.
The Nationals have had similar success to the Diamondbacks thus far this season, posting the 3rd best starting pitching WAR in all of baseball.
Gio Gonzalez has been a big part of it with his masterful April for the Nationals, in which he had five starts of just over 33 innings and has a 1.62 ERA to go along with a 3-0 record.
Great starting pitching and the number one offense in baseball has allowed the Nationals to race out to the best record in the NL.
But they do have an achilles heel, if another team can get into their bullpen early, it’s a unit that is bound to give up runs as they are currently the worst rated bullpen in baseball and have a collective ERA of 5.70.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 17-5 in ARI last 22 road games.
- ARI are 17-36 in their last 53 road games.
- Over is 7-0-1 in WAS last 8 overall.
Free Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
Both pitchers have been successful this year, but Ray is running into a buzz saw against this Nationals lineup that averages more than 6 runs per game, best in MLB.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 8
Gonzalez has been great this year, but shows signs of regression with an extraordinarily high strand rate and a K/9 that is the lowest of his career.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Arizona 4 – Washington 7
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