Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 20 (4/20): MLB

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 20 (4/20): MLB

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Odds

Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Dbacks money line +105
Dbacks run line +1.5 (-180)
Nationals money line -125
Nationals run line -1.5 (+155)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Arizona Diamondbacks Washington Nationals
Record 3-8 6-7
Road / home record 1-4 3-3
Last 10 record 2-8 6-4
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 2-9 5-6-2
Runs / game 2.00 3.92
Runs allowed / game 4.36 4.69

Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Washington Nationals will play the third game of the series at the Nationals Park on Wednesday night. They played a doubleheader on Tuesday and the Nationals won both games.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Dbacks get here with a 3-8 record and have lost 3 games in a row. They've shown poor offense, averaging only .156 at bat and scoring 2 runs per game while allowing 4.36 runs. Ketel leads with .212 avg, Seth Beer has 5 RBI and Christian Walker has 2 home runs.

Tyler Gilbert allowed only one run in the second game of the doubleheader, striking out 3 in 5.2 innings but the Dbacks lost the game.

Probable Pitcher:

Merril Kelly (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will be on the mound for the Dbacks in the 3rd game of the series. Kelly struck out six in 5.1 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks in a 3-2 win Wednesday over Houston. He did not factor into the decision.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals get here with a 6-7 record after winning the first 2 games of the series. The team is averaging 3.92 runs per game but allowing 4.69 runs. Josh Bell has a batting average of .340, 2 home runs and 11 RBI. Juan Soto leads the team in home runs with 3.

Right-hander Josiah Gray (2-1) went 5 1/3 innings for Washington, allowing just one run and three hits with eight strikeouts against Arizona's struggling lineup. 

Probable Pitcher: 

Erick Fedde (1-0, 3.60 ERA) will start for the Nats in the 3rd game of the series. Fedde collected the win Friday in a 7-2 victory over the Pirates, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out six. In his 2 starts against the Dbacks last season he allowed only 1 run in 12 innings and struck out 13.

BETTING TRENDS

Arizona are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Washington.

Arizona are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games against Arizona.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Dbacks have the worst runs scoring average with only 2 runs per game. The Nationals have the better offense but they'll be facing Merrill Kelly who hasn't allowed any runs so far in 9.1 innings pitched. Eric Fedde has been really good against the Dbacks so I think this game should go under the total again.

PICK: Under 8.5 (-110)

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