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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals - 8/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (61-44) at Arizona Diamondbacks (43-62)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

S Strasburg (14-1) (2.68) vs. A Bradley (4-6) (4.17)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +182 / Washington Nationals -192 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Arizona

The Washington Nationals stay on the road with a stop at the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday.

The Washington Nationals have been playing well the past week as they try to distance themselves from the rest of the NL East. After winning four straight the Nationals have dropped back to back contests following a 3-1 defeat at San Francisco on Sunday. Nats starter Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits over six frames to absorb the loss. Washington was held to three hits and four BB with Anthony Rendon driving in Bryce Harper with the lone run. The Nationals are scheduled to start Stephen Strasburg at Chase Field Monday.  Strasburg is enjoying a career type season with a 14-1 record in 19 starts with a 2.68 ERA.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals - 8/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Arizona Diamondbacks are obviously not going anywhere this year but can get a look at players they want for 2017. The Diamondbacks struggles continued in a 14-3 defeat at the Dodgers Sunday where nothing went as planned. Snakes starter Patrick Corbin was charged with six runs (three earned) on eight hits through 5.1 innings with Dominic Leone, Steve Hathaway and Evan Marshall allowing eight runs. The D-Backs were limited to three hits and four bases on balls with Jake Lamb driving in a run and scoring. The Diamondbacks hand the ball to Archie Bradley who sees the Nationals for the first time in his career. Bradley comes off of an 8-1 win at Milwaukee with a run allowed in seven frames. 

Washington are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and are 9-4 in their last 13 Monday games. The over is 10-2 in Arizona’s last 12 home games and Arizona  are 7-21 in their last 28 overall while going   7-21 in their last 28 games on grass. Washington are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings and the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Arizona. If I were betting this I’d take Strasburg…

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