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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals - 8/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Sunday August 4, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Washington Nationals / Arizona Diamondbacks -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSAZ, MAS2
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The Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Nationals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Washington Nationals have lost four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 114 hits and 29 RBI while Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto have combined for 219 hits and 155 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.23 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. This will be Corbin’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 134 hits and 65 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 223 hits and 141 RBI. Taylor Clarke gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 5.53 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Clarke’s second career game against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games and 7-1 in Corbins last 8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 10-4 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 in Clarkes last 5 starts. The Nationals are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Arizona and 35-16 in the last 51 meetings. The over is 8-3-1 in Clarkes last 12 starts overall. The under is 6-0 in Corbins last 6 starts overall.

Corbin has allowed 40 hits and 10 runs in his last 51 innings, but he does have a 5.04 ERA and .271 allowed batting average on the road this season. Clarke has allowed 19 hits and nine earned runs in his last 18.2 innings, and he has a 6.35 ERA and .278 allowed batting average in 22.2 innings at home. Corbin has pretty much pitched out of his mind in his last several starts, and you know he's had this game circled for quite some time after spending his first six seasons with the Diamondbacks. I'll side with the Washington Nationals.

Pick:
Washington Nationals

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