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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Preview


Washington Nationals

Arizona Diamondbacks
84-75 September 27, 2013, 09:40 PM | Chase Field 80-79



The Washington Nationals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Diamondbacks in Arizona at Chase Field on Friday in baseball odds action.

Arizona hands the ball to starter Patrick Corbin in this one and he'll try to improve on his 14-7 mark on the year. Washington counters with Stephen Strasburg, who will try to quiet the fans and the Diamondbacks bats at the same time.

View Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Arizona sat as 104 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

This game puts the Diamondbacks, most recently No. 14 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

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Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -121 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington suffered a 4-1 loss against St. Louis on Wednesday, as Jordan Zimmermann wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arizona lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against San Diego at PETCO Park.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arizona has baseball's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Nationals average 8.44 hits per game, good for No. 19 on the list.

Washington brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Diamondbacks's No. 20-ranked defense.

A few Nationals at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
Washington is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
Arizona is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington


Next up:
Washington at Arizona, Saturday, September 28th
Arizona at Montreal, Saturday, September 28th