Brandon McCarthy faces Dan Haren in MLB odds action


Washington Nationals

Arizona Diamondbacks
85-75 September 28, 2013, 08:10 PM | Chase Field 80-80



The visiting Nationals hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks will rely on Brandon McCarthy to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Dan Haren will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Brandon McCarthy is 5-10 this season, and Dan Haren is 9-14.

View Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Diamondbacks as -116 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Diamondbacks rated this week at No. 14 and the Nationals sitting at No. 3.

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Washington won its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Diamondbacks on September 27. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the Diamondbacks on Friday, with Stephen Strasburg throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Chase Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 13-rated offense, averaging 4.26 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 9 at 3.89 in runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.44 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.14 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

A few Nationals at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
Washington is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Arizona's last 15 games


Next up:
Washington at Arizona, Sunday, September 29th
Arizona at Montreal, Sunday, September 29th
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