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(62-44)Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (43-63)
Date: Tuesday August 2nd
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
MLB Betting Lines: Nationals -145
MLB Betting Total: 9
Probable Pitchers: Nationals RH Tanner Roark (10-6, 2.96 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks LH Robbie Ray (5-10, 4.70)
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The Nationals and Diamondbacks meet on Tuesday night for the second of a three game set at Chase Field. On Monday night the Nationals dominated the Diamondbacks 14-1. On the mound will be Tanner Roark for the Nationals and the Diamondbacks will send out Robbie Ray.
Washington has won four out of their last six games while the Diamondbacks have lost two straight since snapping a six-game win streak.
Roark is 10-6 with a 2.96 ERA on the season while Ray is 5-10 with a 4.70 ERA.
The Nationals have been one of the better teams in the league over the last few weeks.
Daniel Murphy is a favorite for the MVP award. The 31-year-old is hitting .355 to go along with 21 homers and 77 RBI.
Bryce Harper is only hitting .235 but he has 20 homers on the season.
Washington has one of the best pitching staffs in baseball thanks to their trio of Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, and Roark.
The Nationals are 12-9 in 21 Roark starts this year.
Roark is 5-2 with a 3.15 ERA on the road this season.
The Diamondbacks have been one of the biggest disappointments in baseball so far. Arizona is 20 games under .500.
They are 29th in team ERA (5.00) and they are only 17th in runs (467).
Jake Lamb leads the Diamondbacks with 21 homers to go along with 66 RBI. Paul Goldschmidt has a .295 average to go along with 17 homers and 69 RBI on the season.
The Diamondbacks are 6-15 in 21 Ray starts this year.
Ray is 3-4 with a 5.17 ERA at home this season.
MLB Betting Trends
- The Nationals are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series.
- The Nationals are 6-2 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- The Nationals are 6-1 in Roarks last 7 road starts.
- The Nationals are 6-2 in Roarks last 8 starts vs. National League West.
- The Diamondbacks are 30-61 in their last 91 vs. a team with a winning record.
- The Diamondbacks are 7-23 in their last 30 overall.
- The Diamondbacks are 1-6 in Rays last 7 starts.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
The Nationals have a big edge with Roark on the mound.
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Ray has struggled over the last month.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Washington 6 Arizona 4
I expect the Nationals to score some runs off Ray in a narrow win.
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