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The Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Chase Field.

Dan Haren will be the starting pitcher for the Nationals on this day. Righthander Haren is 9-14 this season with a 4.90 ERA.

Starting this game for the Diamondbacks will be Brandon McCarthy. The righthander has a 4.64 ERA to go along with a 5-10 record this season.

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.

Current streak:
Arizona has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 85-75 SU
Arizona: 80-80 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Arizona most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Arizona's last 15 games

Next up:
Arizona home to Washington, Sunday, September 29