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Nats Travel to Arizona to Play Diamondbacks

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Diamondbacks Add OF Bat to Lineup

The Washington Nationals are back in Phoenix this weekend to take on the Diamondbacks. Both teams have been busy having great seasons, but have lately added key components via trades. This weekends series’ will let the teams see where they stack up with each other.

Oddsmakers have the Nationals as a -160-moneline favorite. Max Scherzer of the Nationals will face off against Zack Godley of the DBacks. The total is set at 8.5.

Arizona traded for Detroit corner outfielder J.D. Martinez on Tuesday. This move will add a right-handed power bat to their lineup. Even with All-Star Paul Goldschmidt, the Dbacks have had trouble against left-handed starters. The Diamondbacks are only 10-12 against lefties this season.

The D-backs had lost eight of nine games before winning two out of three at Cincinnati this week. Arizona is 5 1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the  NL wild-card race, and tied with Colorado for the other spot. The D-backs have lost eight games in the NL West standings to the Dodgers since July 1.

Nationals Added to Bullpen

Washington acquired relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Oakland A’s on Sunday. It was an attempt to strengthen a bullpen that has been the worst in the majors most of the year. Nationals relievers have 14 blown saves so far. They also have a major-league-worst 5.32 ERA. Doolittle converted his first save opportunity in a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

Washington has a comfortable 11-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The Nationals will start ace Max Scherzer in the first game this weekend series at Chase Field.

The Nationals have won six of seven. Their six-game winning streak ended when they got only one hit against the Angels on Wednesday. Alex Meyer and two relievers handed the Nationals a 7-0 loss.

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Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Washington 57-37 $439.00 9-6 48-31 49-28 8-9 47-43-4 1.14
Arizona 55-40 $996.00 10-12 45-28 36-21 19-19 42-48-5 1.15
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
M Scherzer (11-5) ERA: 2.01
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 15, 2017 CIN W 10-7 O 6 $69.00
Jul 7, 2017 ATL W 5-4 O 7.2 $38.00
Jul 2, 2017 STL W 7-2 O 7 $62.00
Zack Godley (3-4) ERA: 3.09
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 16, 2017 ATL L 1-7 U 6 -$100.00
Jul 5, 2017 LA L 0-1 U 5.2 -$100.00
Jun 28, 2017 STL L 3-4 U 7 -$100.00

Bullpen

Washington’s relievers have pitched 6.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Arizona’s relievers have pitched 10 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Washington Nationals – M Scherzer
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
May 4, 2017 4-2 WSH 7 2 1 1 2 11 Win
Sep 27, 2016 4-2 WSH 6 6 2 2 2 10 Win
Aug 3, 2016 8-3 WSH 8 4 3 3 1 11 Win
Aug 4, 2015 5-4 WSH 6 4 3 3 3 9 No Decision
May 11, 2015 11-1 WSH 7 5 1 1 1 6 Win

Arizona Diamondbacks – Zack Godley

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 3, 2016 8-3 WSH 6 8 4 4 1 7 Loss
Aug 3, 2015 6-4 ARI 6 3 0 0 2 6 Win
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 5.59 2 3.91 2
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 5.61 2 3.98 5
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.06 6 4.45 12
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.79 3 4.45 12

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
May 4, 2017 ARI 2 WSH 4 -286 8 U Braden Shipley (R) Max Scherzer (R) 4 9 2 8 14 6
May 3, 2017 ARI 1 WSH 2 -147 8 U Robbie Ray (L) Gio Gonzalez (L) 5 6 7 1 12 10
May 2, 2017 ARI 6 WSH 3 -143 8.5 O Taijuan Walker (R) Tanner Roark (R) 10 7 5 7 10 11
Sep 29, 2016 ARI 3 WSH 5 -129 7.5 O Robbie Ray (L) Joe Ross (R) 6 7 3 4 9 6
Sep 28, 2016 ARI 3 WSH 0 -160 8.5 U Shelby Miller (R) Gio Gonzalez (L) 8 5 3 1 4 5
Sep 27, 2016 ARI 2 WSH 4 -275 7.5 U Matt Koch (R) Max Scherzer (R) 6 3 2 2 11 6
Sep 26, 2016 ARI 14 WSH 4 -175 8 O Archie Bradley (R) Tanner Roark (R) 13 8 2 5 12 11
Aug 3, 2016 WSH 8 ARI 3 189 8 O Max Scherzer (R) Zack Godley (R) 14 5 4 1 8 12
Aug 2, 2016 WSH 10 ARI 4 114 8.5 O Tanner Roark (R) Robbie Ray (L) 15 11 2 3 11 8
Aug 1, 2016 WSH 14 ARI 1 185 8 O Stephen Strasburg (R) Archie Bradley (R) 19 5 5 2 1 9

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference
Washington Nationals
record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 57-37 26-19 31-18 49-27 9-10 47-43-4 9-6 48-31
Last 10 7-3 2-2 5-1 5-2 2-1 5-5 1-0 6-3
vs Div 26-17 12-9 14-8 23-14 4-3 24-17-2 4-1 22-16
vs AL 7-8 4-4 3-4 6-5 1-3 7-8 1-2 6-6
vs NL 50-29 22-15 28-14 43-22 8-7 40-35-4 8-4 42-25

Arizona Diamondbacks

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 55-40 33-15 22-25 36-18 21-21 42-48-5 10-12 45-28
Last 10 3-7 1-2 2-5 2-4 1-3 4-5-1 0-2 3-5
vs Div 23-19 14-6 9-13 14-7 9-12 21-20-1 6-10 17-9
vs AL 9-1 7-1 2-0 6-0 4-1 4-5-1 2-0 7-1
vs NL 46-39 26-14 20-25 30-18 17-20 38-43-4 8-12 38-27
Team Last 5 Games
Washington Nationals
Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 19, 2017 LAA 0-7 L 111 9 G Gonzalez 5.2 Alex Meyer A
Jul 18, 2017 LAA 4-3 W 129 9.5 E Jackson 7 J Chavez A
Jul 17, 2017 CIN 6-1 W -148 9 S Strasburg 7 S Feldman A
Jul 16, 2017 CIN 14-4 W 105 10 T Roark 6 H Bailey A
Jul 15, 2017 CIN 10-7 W -144 8.5 M Scherzer 6 Luis Castillo A

Arizona Diamondbacks

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 20, 2017 CIN 12-2 W 124 9.5 P Corbin 7.1 Luis Castillo A
Jul 19, 2017 CIN 3-4 L -155 9.5 Z Greinke 5 Tim Adleman A
Jul 18, 2017 CIN 11-2 W -150 9.5 Robbie Ray 6 Sal Romano A
Jul 16, 2017 ATL 1-7 L -104 9 Zack Godley 6 J Garcia A
Jul 15, 2017 ATL 5-8 L -132 9.5 P Corbin 5 M Foltynewicz A

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