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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Arizona Diamondbacks

vs

Washington Nationals
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals will look to improve on a 71-53 record when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

The Washington Nationals will rely on Tanner Roark to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Trevor Cahill will be his counterpart for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tanner Roark is 12-7 this season, and Trevor Cahill is 3-8.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Arizona Diamondbacks were listed as 184 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-3.3 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

71-53 Washington battles the Diamondbacks, currently with a 53-73 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Arizona injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 27-rated Arizona Diamondbacks in this matchup.

How Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 9 ranked offense (4.25 runs per game) against a Arizona Diamondbacks defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 26 at 4.71 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.59 hits per game, less than the Arizona Diamondbacks have managed so far this season (8.67 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Diamondbacks were a 8-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -240 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Arizona didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-1 to Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Washington, Thursday, August 21st

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