Nationals vs Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/6

Nationals vs Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/6

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Preview

The Washington Nationals are set to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in an exciting matchup on May 6th, 2023. Both teams are coming off recent victories, with the Nationals winning their last three games and the Diamondbacks winning two of their last three. In this article, we will review both teams' recent performance, injuries, and probable starting pitchers, and provide our MLB picks for today's game.

 

Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals have had a disappointing start to the season, winning just 13 of their first 31 games. However, they have shown some signs of improvement recently, winning their last three games against the Chicago Cubs. On the pitching side, the Nationals have been decent this season, allowing 4.32 runs per game, which ranks 16th in the MLB. Offensively, they have been struggling, with a team batting average of .251, which ranks 22nd in the MLB.

Taking the mound for the Nationals will be left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore. Gore has a 3-2 record with a 3.77 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and has allowed three home runs in 31 innings pitched. He will look to build on his recent success and keep the Diamondbacks' offense under control.

Offensively, the Nationals are led by outfielder Victor Robles, who has a .302 batting average, .394 on-base percentage, and .372 slugging percentage. First baseman Jeimer Candelario has hit four home runs and driven in 14 runs so far this season.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks have started the season strong, winning 17 of their first 31 games. They have been particularly impressive at home, with an 8-6 record at Chase Field. On the pitching side, the Diamondbacks have struggled this season, allowing 4.88 runs per game, which ranks 26th in the MLB. Offensively, they have been better, with a team batting average of .265, which ranks 11th in the MLB.

Tommy Henry will take the mound for the Diamondbacks. Henry has a 1-0 record with a 6.52 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, and has allowed one home run in 9.2 innings pitched. He will look to improve on his recent struggles and help his team win the game.

Offensively, the Diamondbacks are led by first baseman Christian Walker, who has seven home runs and 25 RBI so far this season. Outfielder Corbin Carroll has also been impressive, with a .313 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, and .535 slugging percentage.

 

Prediction

Looking at the pitching matchup and recent performances, we believe that the best bet for this game is the over of 8.5 runs. Both teams have struggled on the pitching side this season, with the Nationals allowing 4.32 runs per game and the Diamondbacks allowing 4.88 runs per game. Additionally, both teams have shown some offensive firepower, with the Diamondbacks averaging 5.19 runs per game and the Nationals averaging 4.61 runs per game.

With both starting pitchers struggling in their recent outings, we expect to see plenty of runs scored in this game. 

 

Pick: Over 8.5 Runs

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