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(17-11) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals (17-9)
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park in Washington DC
Projected Pitchers: Braden Shipley vs. Max Scherzer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Arizona -105 | Washington -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Washington -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Braden Shipley will make his first start of the season on Thursday, after original starter, Shelby Miller was placed on the disabled list and announced that he’ll be having Tommy John surgery.
It isn’t however Shipley’s first big league action, as he pitched 70 innings in 2016, but struggled with a 5.27 ERA.
Shipley started the season in AAA and didn’t fare much better there either, as he pitched 28 innings for a 4.18 ERA. However, much of it was aided by a sky high BABIP against, in which opposing hitters hit .375 on balls in play.
This could be due to the fact that he’s giving up line drives on 21% of balls in play, but is probably more likely that he’s suffered due to a AAA defense.
Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season in his last appearance and is actually coming off of two sub par outings in a row, by his standards.
Against the Mets in his last appearance of April he gave up 5 earned runs in 6 innings of work, and much of the damage came by way of two homeruns.
He’s pitching effectively however despite the runs that have come across as he’s still striking out hitters at a high rate and not walking many hitters.
He hopes to bounce back against the Diamondbacks, but will have a tall task against the 7th rated offense in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 17-6 in ARI last 23 road games.
- Over is 8-1-2 in WAS last 11 overall.
- Over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
These two pitchers couldn’t be further apart, a relative rookie in his first start of the season versus a tenured and ace level pitcher in Scherzer.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Washington Nationals
MLB Free Score Prediction: Arizona 2 – Washington 7
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