Nationals vs. D-backs Thursday Pick
The Washington Nationals have won eight of their last 10 games but will open a series on Thursday night against the first-place Diamondbacks in Arizona. With Zack Greinke taking the hill for the Diamondbacks, will they take the first game of the series tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:40 p.m. ET, Chase Field
TV: WSH (MSN2); ARI (FSAZ)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Diamondbacks as a -135 favorite. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Nationals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Nationals' Roark allows three runs in loss to Phillies
Tanner Roark was charged with a loss after surrendering three runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Phillies on Saturday. He teed up a two-run gopherball to Rhys Hoskins in the first inning en route to his third loss of the season. He had his strikeout pitch fine tuned, fanning nine batters but he also walked three and allowed six total hits. Roark will take a nice 3.65 ERA and 1.08 WHIP into his next start against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Diamondbacks' Greinke takes no-decision vs. Astros
Zack Greinke allowed just one earned run, five hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Astros.
Greinke threw 70 of his 102 pitches for strikes, and his only mistake was a solo homer served up to George Springer in the fifth inning. He has managed just two quality starts in seven outings this season, struggling to pitch up to his capabilities. He faces a tough matchup on Friday against Max Scherzer and the Nationals.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams but the over is 7-2 in the last nine meetings in Arizona.
The Nationals are 28-13 in their last 41 games versus the Nationals and are 6-1 in their last seven home games versus Washington.
The Nationals are 1-5 in Roark's last six starts, are 1-5 in his last six road outings and are winless at 0-6 in his last six outings when he's coming off a quality start in his last appearance. The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, are 4-1 in Greinke's last five starts and are 13-3 in his last 16 starts when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game.
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -135