Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Free Pick 06/14/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-06-14

The Arizona Diamondbacks will face off against the Washington Nationals. Fox Sports Arizona is in line to broadcast this NL showdown and the game gets going at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals Odds

Washington (-195) is the favorite over Arizona (+182) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 7.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -110 for the over and -110 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -120 for the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs and +100 for the Nationals -1.5.

The Diamondbacks have gone 37-33 SU this year and are 42-27 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 5.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 11.9 units ATS. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 31-37 SU and 33-34 ATS. They’ve lost 14.8 units for moneyline bettors and 3.2 units ATS.

Nationals games have had an over/under record of 34-28-5 so far in 2019. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 33-33-3.

The left-handed Robbie Ray is the probable starter for the visiting Diamondbacks. Ray (5-3, 3.54 ERA) has racked up 101 punchouts in 76.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-0, 0.00 ERA and two strikeouts across 1.1 innings).

The Nationals will put the ball in the right hand of Max Scherzer (4-5, 2.83 ERA, 1.12 WHIP), who has 126 strikeouts and 19 walks this season. Scherzer only made one start against the Diamondbacks in 2018 (1-0, 1.29 ERA and 11 strikeouts across seven innings).

Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.89 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.76 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.15, along with a WHIP of 1.24.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .257/.323/.455 on their way to 5.2 runs scored per game this year, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Arizona’s hitters have been led by Eduardo Escobar and Ketel Marte, who have combined to belt 34 home runs. Escobar is slashing .294/.351/.577 with 17 home runs, 56 RBIs and 45 runs scored, while Marte is hitting .281 with 17 homers, 47 RBIs and 43 runs scored.

For the home team, Washington’s pitching staff has yielded 4.9 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 3.85 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 6.24 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.

The Washington hitters have produced 4.8 runs per outing, including 5.3 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .253/.324/.465 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Nationals’ hitters have been led by right fielder Adam Eaton and third baseman Anthony Rendon. Eaton is slashing .275/.359/.396 with six home runs, 17 RBIs and 38 runs scored, and Rendon’s line sits at .315/.416/.645 with 14 homers, 46 RBIs and 48 runs.

The Diamondbacks have gained 4.2 units and are 28-16 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 25 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Nationals have lost 7.4 units and are 8-10 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in nine of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER


Betting Notes

The under has cashed in three of Arizona’s last seven games.

The Diamondbacks have won seven of their last eight games SU.

Washington has posted 22.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.4 over its last five.

The Diamondbacks have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 13 over their last five.

The Diamondbacks have a total OPS of .778 this season and an OPS of .728 against right-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS sits at .750 overall and .714 against righties.

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