Diamondbacks vs. Nationals - 8/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (63-44) at Arizona Diamondbacks (43-64)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)
M Scherzer (11-6) (2.85) vs. Zack Godley (3-1) (5.62)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +212 / Washington Nationals -230 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals look to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday afternoon.
The Washington Nationals look for another win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Washington Nationals offense has picked up in this series, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 136 hits, Wilson Ramos has 59 RBI and Anthony Rendon has 13 home runs. Max Scherzer gets the nod, and he’s 11-6 with a 2.85 ERA and 187 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 38 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 22 of their last 27 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.00 and have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 131 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 69 RBI and Jake Lamb has 22 home runs. Zack Godley takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 5.63 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Godley’s second career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 49-22 in their last 71 Wednesday games and 5-2 in Scherzers last 7 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-21 in their last 27 Wednesday games and 8-3 in Godleys last 11 starts. The Nationals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
I said it before Tuesday's game, you can't back the Diamondbacks at all in their current form. We're talking about a team that's allowed 38 runs in their last three games and consistently gives up more than three runs pretty much every game. Nationals complete the sweep here.