Nationals vs. D-Backs Sunday Pick

Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 5/13/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks will attempt to avoid being swept by the Washington Nationals when the two teams meet at 8:08 p.m. ET on Sunday night. Will the D-Backs pick up the win when they host the Nats on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball?

Game Snapshot & Odds

963 Washington Nationals (+117) at 964 Arizona Diamondbacks (-127); 8 runs

Sunday, May 13, 2018

8:08 p.m. ET, Chase Field

TV: ESPN

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Nationals as a -127 favorite. As of this writing, 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Nationals on the money line. 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' Hellickson sharp again on road in last start

Jeremy Hellickson allowed two hits with no walks over 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory in San Diego on Tuesday. Hellickson also struck out eight batters in the 91-pitch quality start and he carried a perfect game into the seventh inning before running out of gas. The Padres are having difficulty putting a bat on the ball lately, as this was the same team who had been no-hit over the weekend in Mexico by the Dodgers. Hell Boy will take the mound for his second start of the week in Arizona on Sunday night.

Diamondbacks' Godley shaky in last start

Zack Godley allowed four earned runs, six hits and four walks with four strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision on the road against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Godley threw just 58 of his 103 pitches for strikes and he also uncorked a wild pitch. He failed to last at least six innings for the fourth time in the past five outings. His ERA is at a season-worst 3.83 and Tuesday marked his first time without a win in back-to-back starts this season. He'll look to get untracked Sunday against Jeremy Hellickson and the Nationals.

MLB Betting Trends

Washington

The Nationals are 4-0 in their last four games against the Diamondbacks and are 17-5 in their last 22 games at Chase Field.

Arizona

The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Arizona and is 5-0 in the last five meetings overall. That said, the over is 4-0 in Godley's last four starts versus the Nationals.

Prediction:

Generally speaking, it's difficult to sweep a team in a four-game series, especially when the team on the verge of being swept is the home squad (not to mention a good home squad like Arizona). The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in Godley's last seven starts, are 11-3 in his last 14 outings versus a team with a winning record, and are 6-2 in his last eight starts versus National League East opponents. I think the Diamondbacks are a good investment tonight.

 

The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -130

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