Diamondbacks vs. Nationals Prediction
Will this afternoon’s game between the Diamondbacks and Nationals go over the total at 1:0PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nationals are -133 money line favorites versus the Diamondbacks, who have odds of +123 to pull off the upset in Washington today. With Robbie Ray set to oppose Joe Ross in the pitching matchup, the over/under for this afternoon’s game currently sits at 7.5 runs, down from 8.5.
ARIZONA: The Diamondbacks are just 9-19 in Ray’s last 28 starts and 5-17 in his last 22 road starts. They’re also 0-4 in their last four games following a win, are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and are 12-39 in their last 51 road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage greater than .600.
WASHINGTON: The Nationals are 7-3 in Ross’ last 10 starts, are 8-3 in his last 11 home starts and are 5-2 in his last seven outings when he’s coming off four days of rest. The Nationals have also won nine of 13 at home, are 37-18 in their last 55 games during the fourth game of a series and are 4-1 in their last five games after scoring two runs or less in their previous game.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams and 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Washington. The over is also 13-4 in the Diamondbacks’ last 17 games versus National League East opponents and are 6-1 in Ray’s last seven starts when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in Ross’ last five home starts versus a team with a losing record and 4-1 in his last five starts with four days of rest.
THURSDAY MLB FREE PICK: DIAMONDBACKS/NATIONALS OVER 8.5