Last Updated: 2019-06-13
Eduardo Escobar and the surging Arizona Diamondbacks will head east to Nationals Park to take on the Washington Nationals. This NL matchup will get underway at 7:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Arizona to catch the game.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals Odds
Washington (getting +105 odds) is the home-team underdog to Arizona and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. Odds for playing the game’s total sit at +100 for the under and -120 for the over. There’s a runline of Diamondbacks -1.5 (+130) and Nationals +1.5 (-150) for this matchup.
The Diamondbacks are 36-33 SU and are 41-27 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 4.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 10.9 units ATS. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 31-36 SU and 33-34 ATS. They’ve lost 14.8 units for moneyline bettors and 3.2 units ATS.
Washington games have a 34-28-5 over/under record so far in 2019. Arizona has an over/under record of 33-32-3.
Zack Greinke will get the nod for the visiting Diamondbacks. The right-handed Greinke is 7-2 with a 2.87 ERA and 82 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-0, 1.29 ERA and six strikeouts across seven innings).
The Nationals are sending righty Erick Fedde (1-0, 2.93 ERA) to the mound. Fedde has 20 punchouts and 11 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.21. Fedde did not register a start against the Diamondbacks in 2018.
Washington’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 6.33 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.
The Washington offense has produced 4.9 runs per contest, including 5.8 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .286/.352/.514 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
Right fielder Adam Eaton and third baseman Anthony Rendon have led the Nationals’ offense this year. Eaton is slashing .274/.357/.397 with six home runs, 17 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while Rendon’s line sits at .320/.422/.655 with 14 homers, 46 RBIs and 48 runs.
In the visiting dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.97 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.86 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.18, along with a K-per-9 of 8.60.
The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .257/.324/.455 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game this year, including 5.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Eduardo Escobar and Ketel Marte continue to lead Arizona’s hitters. Escobar is hitting .295/.352/.582 with 17 home runs, 55 RBIs and 45 runs scored, while Marte (.284/.332/.542) is up to 17 homers, 47 RBIs and 42 runs scored.
The Diamondbacks have gained 3.0 units and are 27-16 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, as opposed to 24 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Nationals have lost 7.4 units and are 25-24 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 25 of those games, compared to 22 that went under the total.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Nationals, O/U – OVER
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The over has hit in three of Washington’s last seven games.
The Diamondbacks have a team OPS of .779 this season and an OPS of .726 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS sits at .756 overall and .722 against righties.
The Diamondbacks have won six of their last seven games SU.
Washington has posted 23.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 26.0 over its last five.
The Diamondbacks have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 13 over their last five.