Diamondbacks vs. Nationals Prediction
The Diamondbacks and Nationals will continue their series at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday as Taylor Clarke opposes Stephen Strasburg in the pitching matchup. What’s the best play on the board for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 15, 2019
4:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 65% of the betting tickets are on the Nationals to beat the Marlins on the moneyline.
Arizona Diamondbacks Fantasy Spin
Carson Kelly went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Nationals. He gave the Diamondbacks the early lead with his solo shot in the third, but the Nationals held the advantage the rest of the way. Kelly has supplied a potent bat when called upon this season, with eight homers and an .867 OPS over 47 games. He’s still sharing playing time behind the plate, but he’s capable of being a useful second catcher in fantasy leagues.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a sacrifice fly in Friday’s win over the Diamondbacks. Rendon gave the Nationals some extra cushion with his blast in the sixth and knocked in another run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. He’s now gone deep four times in his last five games, bringing his total to 15 on the year to go along with 48 RBI, 49 runs scored, and a ridiculous .315/.414/.655 batting line over 55 games.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 7-2 in their last nine games overall and are 6-2 in their last eight road contests.
The Nationals have won six of their last eight home games and have won 13 of their last 19 games overall.
The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and has cashed in five of the last seven meetings at Nationals Park. The under is also 8-2 in the Diamondbacks’ last 10 games when facing a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15 and is 9-3-1 in their last 13 games coming off a loss. Finally, the under is 5-2-1 in Strasburg’s last eight starts and is 9-4 in his last 13 outings coming off five days of rest.
The Pick: Diamondbacks/Nationals under 9