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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals - 7/22/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (57-38) at Arizona Diamondbacks (56-40)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)

T Roark (7-6) (4.98) vs. () ()

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks / Washington Nationals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ, MAS2

The Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Washington Nationals look for a victory here after winning five of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Washington Nationals have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads the Nationals with 119 hits and 72 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 213 hits and 138 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.98 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Roark is 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.  

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals - 7/22/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win after splitting their last six games. The Diamondbacks have scored 18 runs in their last two games and five or more runs in four of their last six games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 107 hits and 72 RBI while David Peralta and Jake Lamb have combined for 195 hits and 110 RBI. Anthony Banda will make his major league debut when he gets the ball today. Banda was 39-32 with a 3.72 ERA and 602 strikeouts in his minor league career. 

The Nationals are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 6-2 in Roarks last 8 starts vs. National League West and 1-5 in Roarks last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 37-15 in their last 52 home games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Nationals are 25-10 in the last 35 meetings and the over is 13-4 in the last 17 meetings.

Usually I'm one of the first to fade a team throwing out a pitcher making his major league debut, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are a great home team and have an offense that continues to lead the way. A lot of times it doesn't even matter who is pitching for Arizona. And then you throw in the fact Roark hasn't exactly been great this season, which includes allowing three or more earned runs in six of his last eight starts. Give me the Arizona Diamondbacks here. 

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