The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Washington Nationals meet in MLB action from Nationals Park on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Arizona is a -150 road favorite while Washington is a +130 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 9.5 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Tommy Henry will get the start for Arizona here and is 3-1 with a 3.73 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season.
Washington’s 9-8 win over Arizona back on May 7th, 2023, snapped Arizona’s two-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.
Arizona is 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 games overall while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 series-opening games. Washington is 14-42 in their last 56 games against a left-handed starter and 16-47 in their last 63 series-opening games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss.
I’m backing the Diamondbacks here. I think we will have our value spots with the Nationals throughout the season, but those value spots have felt few and far between with Jake Irvin on the mound this season. I haven’t been the biggest Tommy Henry backer this season, but he is the better option here and has the lineup behing him playing the better baseball, so give me Arizona here.