Free MLB Pick: Nationals vs Diamondbacks Odds
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(61-43)Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (43-61)
Date: Monday, Aug 1, 2016
Time: 9:40PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ.
Projected Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs Archie Bradley
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -188
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Nationals and Strasburg take on the Diamondbacks in Chase Field Monday evening. The Nationals are atop the NL East standings and have won three of their last four games.
The Diamondbacks have lost eight of their last 11 games and will have their work cut out for them against Strasburg.
Strasburg is 14-1 with a 2.68 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. Archie Bradley is going for the D-Backs and is 4-6 with a 4.17 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.
The Nationals offense ranks eleventh best in the league when it comes to runs per game. They average 4.6 runs per game on the season.
They don’t hit for a good average, as they are nineteenth in that statistical category but they are fifth when it comes to the long ball.
They’ve hit a total of 139 home runs.
They also do a good job getting on base with a .324 OBP and are sixth best in steals with 74 totals stolen bases.
Over their last six games, they have produced 27 runs.
Defensively, the Nationals have been tops in the league, allowing just 3.5 runs per game.
Strasburg is the main reason as he’s in line to take the Cy Young if he keeps pitching the way he has been this season.
Over his last six starts, he’s given up one run or less in five of those starts. Twice he pitched shutout ball.
The Diamondbacks have scored 23 runs over their last four games and have averaged 4.5 runs per game on the season. Their average runs per game is fourteenth in the MLB.
This team is definitely able to put up their share of runs because they hit for a team average of .264, seventh best in the Majors.
They also have a pretty decent slugging percentage at .431 which is tenth best in the league.
Archie Bradley has been just average for the Diamondbacks and his one of the teams better pitchers.
The team averages giving up 5.2 runs per game but against the Nationals and Strasburg, they’ll need Bradley to really step his game up if they stand a chance.
That’s exactly what he’s been doing as of late, giving up just seven runs over his last four starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals have won three of their last four games
- Nationals have scored 27 runs over their last six games
- Nationals totals have been under four games in a row
- Diamondbacks have lost eight of their last 11 games
- Diamondbacks have scored 23 runs in their last four games
- Diamondbacks totals have been over five of their last seven games
Free Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
Strasburg has been outstanding and it’s pretty obvious that the Nationals should take this one down, however, I don’t think it’s a lock.
Diamondbacks are can score in bunches very quickly and Bradley has pitched better as of late.
Nevertheless, it’s Strasburg on the mound, so go with the Nats.
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This one should stay pretty low scoring.
Strasburg won’t allow much because he’s a superstar and it’s rare. Bradley has pitched pretty good lately so Nationals probably won’t light him up.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 4-2
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