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(62-44) Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (43-63)
Date: Wednesday August 3, 2016
Time: 3:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Projected Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs Zack Godley
MLB Moneyline Odds: Washington -200 –
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Arizona has recently jettisoned some integral parts of their bullpen, while the Nationals have added a new closer in Mark Melancon and shifted the struggling Jonathan Papelbon to the 8th.
The Nats, as mentioned, went out and acquired some solid bullpen help in the form of closer Mark Melancon, who owns a 1.48 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 30 saves on the year.
The struggling Jonathan Papelbon accepted the demotion to the 8th inning and somehow reserved himself from punching Bryce Harper again.
The Washington offense has been led all year by Daniel Murphy, who owns a .355 average, 20 homers and 77 RBI on the year, all of which are tops on the team.
He will look to help provide some run support for his starter, Max Scherzer, who owns an 11-6 record with his 2.85 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with 187 strikeouts already.
The Diamondbacks were in go-for-it mode entering the year, which quickly has turned into a disaster of a season.
This led to DBacks management shipping off Brad Ziegler to Boston and Tyler Clippard to the Yankees, so now the closer in the desert is 25-year old Jake Barrett.
Zack Godley has not followed up his decent showing in his first MLB action last season, where he owned a 3.19 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 9 appearances.
This year, he has a 5.63 ERA and a 1.50 WHP with a 24:12 K/BB ratio across his 32 innings.
With the thinning of the bullpen and the struggles for the team as a whole, this game could be another disappointing addition in the loss column to their record.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Nationals are 7-3 in their past 10 games
- Toronto is 31-24 on the road
- Daniel Murphy leads the NL in batting with his .355 average, just one point back of AL leader, Jose Altuve, for the MLB lead
- the DBacks are 3-7 in their past 10
- Arizona is 17-36 at home this year
Free Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
While the Nats sit in 1st in their division, the DBacks sit in dead last in their own and are now looking towards next season to be a playoff threat.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nationals -1.5
This should be an easy win for Washington with ace Max Scherzer chucking and facing off against a struggling starter in the hitter friendly Arizona stadium.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 6-2
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