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Nationals vs. Diamondbacks - 8/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

P Corbin (2-3) (3.21) vs. M Scherzer (11-8) (2.22)

The Line: Washington Nationals -200 / Arizona Diamondbacks +185 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ, MASN

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals play game two Tuesday night.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 126 hits and 77 RBI while A.J. Pollock and David Peralta have combined for 96 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last seven road games. Patrick Corbin gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 3.21 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Diamondbacks - 8/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Nationals have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Nationals have lost nine of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 113 hits and 32 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 102 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost four of their last six home games. Max Scherzer takes the hill, and he’s 11-8 with a 2.22 ERA and 172 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 26-12 in Corbins last 38 starts. The Nationals are 36-17 in their last 53 games as a favorite and 7-2 in Scherzers last 9 starts with 4 days of rest. The Diamondbacks are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings.

The Nats need a victory, and Scherzer should be the guy to get the job done after allowing two or less runs in three of his last four starts. Take Washington and the RL to add more value to your bet. 

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Washington Nationals -1.5

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