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What Can Bettors Expect in Banda's MLB Debut?

After acquiring J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers, the Arizona Diamondbacks will hope to have him back in the lineup for Saturday’s contest vs the Washington Nationals after the slugger was forced to miss two games with a hand contusion.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Diamondbacks’ last 6 games following a win.
  • The OVER is 14-4 in the last 18 meetings.

Tanner Roark and Anthony Banda will get the start for the Nats and D-backs, respectively. Roark (7-6, 4.98 ERA) gave up four runs over six frames on May 2 to fall to 1-2 in eight career appearances vs Arizona.

Banda will be making his major-league debut after being summoned from Triple-A Reno. The 23-year-old has made 18 starts for the Aces this season, going 7-5 with a 5.08 ERA and 93 strikeouts and 43 walks in 101 innings of work.

The Nationals simply haven’t been getting the job done behind Roark of late. In Roark’s previous six outings, the Nationals are 1-5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.4-4.2 win for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks sport a record of 56-40 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 57-38 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Washington injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Arizona Diamondbacks and the league No. 6-ranked Washington Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Washington Nationals rank No. 2 at 9.68 hits per game. That compares with the Arizona Diamondbacks No. 9 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.48 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 10 times by Zack Godley in their last outing, a 6-5 setback against Arizona at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Arizona is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
  • Arizona is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Arizona is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Arizona, Sunday, July 23