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Washington Nationals Host Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Arizona Diamondbacks


Washington Nationals
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The visiting Arizona Diamondbacks hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals.

The Washington Nationals will rely on Gio Gonzalez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Wade Miley will be his counterpart for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gio Gonzalez is 6-9 this season, and Wade Miley is 7-9.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Washington was a -180 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

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Computer Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-3.3 win for the Nationals. A 4.9-3.3 result in favor of the Nationals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

Washington (72-53) will face the 53-74 Diamondbacks in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Arizona injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Washington Nationals and the league No. 27-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.24 runs per game, against a Arizona Diamondbacks offense rated No. 21 and scoring 3.91 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.59 hits per game to date this season, less than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.66 per nine innings).

Defensively, Arizona features the No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.38 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Diamondbacks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 3-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Tanner Roark at Nationals Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Arizona is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home

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Arizona home to San Diego, Friday, August 22nd
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