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Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 8/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks (50-53) at Washington Nationals (54-49)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Zack Godley (2-0) (2.25) vs. D Fister (4-6) (4.39)

The Line: Washington Nationals -163 / Arizona Diamondbacks +153 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, FS-Arizona

The Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Monday in Washington for game one of their MLB series.

The Washington Nationals have dropped their last three games and with all of those losses coming at the hands of the Mets they Fallen into a tie for first place in the NL East. The Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 28-19 at home, and they have outscored their opponents by 28 runs this season. As a team the Nationals are hitting .249 with Bryce Harper hitting .331, Yunel Escobar hitting .314, and Danny Espinosa hitting .249. The Nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.58 with the starters at 3.72 and the bullpen at 3.28. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Nationals start Doug Fister who has allowed 96 hits and 39 runs while striking out 42 over 80 innings for a 4-6 record and a 4.39 ERA.

Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 8/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona Diamondbacks were riding a hot streak but they have lost their last two games. The Diamondbacks are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 24-26 on the road, and they are nine games back in the National League West. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .261 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .342, A.J. Pollock hitting .305, and Ender Inciarte hitting .290. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.07 with the starters at 4.52 and the bullpen at 3.33. For game one against the Nationals the Diamondbacks start Zack Godley who has allowed 11 hits and three runs while striking out 11 over 12 innings for a 2-0 record and a 2.25 ERA.

Washington is 12-5 in their last 17 home games, 2-5 in their last seven games, and 1-4 in Fister’s last five starts. Arizona is 6-2 in their last eight games, 3-7 following a loss, and 1-6 in their last seven games against the NL East. Arizona is 5-16 in their last 21 games against Washington.

This should be a low scoring game and with the total set at 8.0 the under is a solid play. My stronger pick is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. 

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