Nationals vs. Diamondbacks Prediction
The Washington Nationals picked up a victory behind Max Scherzer on Friday night and will attempt to do the same on Saturday afternoon when Stephen Strasburg takes the hill. Will today's meeting with the Diamondbacks also be low-scoring?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, May 12, 2018
4:05 p.m. ET, Chase Field
TV: WSH (MASN); ARI (FSAZ)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Nationals as a -160 favorite. As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nationals to beat the Diamondbacks 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' Strasburg goes seven to pick up fourth win
Stephen Strasburg gave up three runs in seven innings with five strikeouts to pick up his fourth win of the year on Monday against the Padres. It's the third time in four starts that Strasburg has been able to go seven innings or more this season. He scattered six hits, and 16 of his 21 outs came on grounders or strikeouts. His ERA sits at 3.52, and Strasburg has an impressive strikeout-to-walk ratio of 59/12. He's back on the bump on Saturday when he takes on the Diamondbacks.
Diamondbacks' claim Scriber off waivers
Diamondbacks claimed RHP Troy Scribner off waivers from the Angels; assigned him to Triple-A Reno. Scribner had been designated for assignment. The 26-year-old held a 4.18 ERA and 18/10 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 major league innings in 2017 and has experience starting and relieving.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 16-5 in their last 21 games in Arizona and are 5-2 in their last seven games versus the Diamondbacks overall.
The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Arizona and is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall.
The under is 4-0-1 in the Diamondbacks' last five games coming off a loss, is 4-0 in their last four games versus National League East opponents and is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games overall. On the ohter side, the under has cashed in seven of Strasburg's last 10 road starts.
The Pick: Nationals/Diamondbacks under 8