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Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with Arizona Diamondbacks

The Washington Nationals will look to improve on a 55-51 record when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Joe Ross gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 2-3 mark. In the other dugout, Jeremy Hellickson brings a 7-7 ledger to the game for the Arizona Diamondbacks as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Washington Nationals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -150 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-3.5 result in favor of the Diamondbacks. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 55-51 heading into this matchup, while the Arizona Diamondbacks sit at 52-54 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Arizona injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks odds would favor the Diamondbacks if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 15-rated offense, averaging 4.12 runs per game, against a Arizona Diamondbacks defense that ranks No. 20 at 4.35 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.36 hits per game so far, less than Arizona Diamondbacks batters have averaged on the year (9.17 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.26 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 11-4 final on Wednesday in support of R De La Rosa at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games
  • Arizona is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Arizona
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Arizona

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona home to Cincinnati, Friday, August 7th
Washington home to Colorado, Friday, August 7th