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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Free Pick 9/27/13

Washington Nationals (84-75) at Arizona Diamondbacks (80-78)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

Stephen Strasburg (R) (7-9) (3.017) vs. Patrick Corbin (L) (14-7) (3.276)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +104 / Washington Nationals -114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN2, FS-Arizona

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Washington Nationals face off on Friday in Arizona in a for game one of a season ending series between two teams with winning records.

The Arizona Diamondbacks exceeded a lot of expectations this season but in the end will fall short of their own as they won’t be playing in the post season. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 44-34 at home this season, and they are two games over .500. As a team Arizona is hitting .260 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .303, Martin Prado hitting .281, and Gerardo Parra hitting .268. For game one against the Nationals the Diamondbacks start Patrick Corbin who is 14-7 with a 3.28 ERA for the season.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Free Pick 9/27/13

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The Washington Nationals have closed the season strong but they took just a little too long to get it going as they will have the best record of any team in the National League not to make the post season. The Nationals are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 37-41 on the road this season, and they are nine games over .500. As a team the Nationals are hitting .250 with Jayson Werth hitting .316, Ian Desmond hitting .282, and Denard Span hitting .280. For game one in Arizona the Nationals start Stephen Strasburg who is 7-9 with a 3.02 ERA for the season and 1-0 with a 3.50 ERA in his last three starts.

Arizona is 7-2 in their last nine home games against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against the NL East, and 14-4 in Corbin’s last 18 home starts. Washington is 4-1 in their last five road games against a left-handed starter, 5-2 in their last seven games following an off day, and 6-1 in Strasburg’s last seven starts.  Washington has won six of the last eight meetings of these two.

The total looks to be a bit high and I am giving the under as my free pick. I have a stronger play on the winning side and I will post the winner in the Premium Area

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