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Nats Have Been Road Warriors of Late

The Washington Nationals are already assured of a successful road trip but will look to build off that momentum against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Sportsbooks opened the Nats as -115 road favorites with a total of 8.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Diamondbacks are 8-2 in Robbie Ray’s last 10 starts.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Nationals’ last 5 games.
  • The Nationals are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona.

Stephen Strasburg and Robbie Ray are slated to get the nod. Strasburg (10-3, 3.31 ERA) struck out 11 while allowing one run and four hits in seven innings of work in his last appearance, a win over Cincinnati. The pitcher is 7-1 in nine road starts on the year.

Ray (9-4, 2.97) was cruising before the all-star break and tossed six innings of two-run ball at Cincinnati to establish a career high with his ninth victory in his last time out.

The OVER has been red-hot when these teams have gotten together of late. In the last eight contests between the clubs, the OVER is 7-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 108 for the Arizona Diamondbacks in this one over at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was sitting near 9 at 5Dimes.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-3.0 victory 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 56-41 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 58-38 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Washington injuries news.

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit at No. 11 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the Washington Nationals sit at No. 6 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Arizona Diamondbacks No. 6-ranked scoring average of 5.05 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.56 runs per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.89 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (9.71 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Arizona has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Tanner Roark struck out 11 batters in 4-3 victory on Saturday at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Arizona is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • Arizona is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 25
Arizona home to Atlanta, Monday, July 24