Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals

Resurgent Diamondbacks Meet Slumping Nats for Bet on MLB Games

June 13th, 2019 MLB Baseball, Online Betting

Dusty Baker was able to get the Washington Nationals into the playoffs his final two years at the helm.  However, the Nats failed to advance past the divisional series rounds both times.  That lack of bet on MLB games success cost Baker his job.  Now it can be said that at least Baker made the playoffs.  Since his firing Washington has degenerated into a loser.  Concurrently Baker looks better by the day.  Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has kept his team in the black in three seasons on the job.  D-Backers are again in the playoff hunt.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals

Date and Time: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 4:05 p.m. ET

Location:  Nationals Park, Washington, DC

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Decline of the Nationals

Washington’s woes began when superstar free agent Bryce Harper defected to Philadelphia.  To begin with Harper took his 34 home runs from last year with him.  Additionally, he no longer provides protection to the rest of the lineup.  Washington’s run production has been a disappointment.  Of great concern is the poor performance of its pitching staff.  Dusty Baker’s era is looking better by the day.

Diamondbacks vs. Nationals Overview

Increasingly Arizona is in good form with six wins in their last seven games.  In view of that run is a record of 36-33 which is good for second place in the National League West.  In the same way Washington has won seven of their last 10.  On the whole the Nats are 31-36 and fourth in the National League East.

Diamondbacks Probable Starter and Bullpen

Now right hander Taylor Clark (1-2, 1.40 WHIP, 5.26 ERA) is the probable starter for Arizona.  MLB rankings have the Diamondbacks bullpen ranked 10th overall.  Greg Holland has been a key bet on MLB games asset.  To show he has 10 saves with a 1.99 ERA.  He has posted 29 strikeouts in 22.2 innings.

Nationals Probable Starter and Bullpen

Counter to Arizona is right hander Stephen Strasburg (7-3. 1.01 WHIP, 3.36 ERA).  Of major concern is a Washington bullpen ranked dead last in MLB.

Arizona vs. Washington Betting Trends

Late on the Diamondbacks have had success on the road. Arizona has won seven of their last 12 online betting away games.  Five of their last six have gone over the total.  Along the same lines the Nationals have made money at home.  Washington has paid in eight of their last 11 games at Nationals Park.  Six of their last 10 at home went over the total.

Diamondbacks at Nationals Head to Head

Washington has had the upper hand at home against the Diamondbacks.  Consider as an illustration 12 Nationals payouts in their last 18 at home vs. Arizona.  Six of the last nine in this series at Nationals Park went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation the Diamondbacks have the bet on MLB games matchup edge with pitching.  In particular the Washington bullpen is a severe liability.  Further, Eduardo Escobar and Ketel Marte have each clobbered 17 home runs.

Diamondbacks vs. Nationals Betting Odds Picks

In sum Arizona is the more complete team.

Diamondbacks vs. Nationals Baseball Betting Online Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks vs. Nationals Baseball Betting Score Prediction: Diamondbacks 5, Nationals 3

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