Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals, Tuesday, MLB Baseball Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
16-11, 2nd in National League West May 2, 7:05 PM | Grass of Nationals Park 17-8, 1st in National League East
Arizona at Washington, MLB Baseball Betting Lines
When: 7:05 PM ET, Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, FSN Arizona, MASN 2 (Washington)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks RH Taijuan Walker (3-1, 3.94 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Tanner Roark (3-0, 3.64)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Arizona Diamondbacks [T. Walker -R] +1½ -170 +124 Ov 8½ +100
Washington Nationals [T. Roark -R] -1½ +150 -134 Un 8½ -120
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The fans at Nationals Park will be treated to a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Washington Nationals when they take their seats on Tuesday.

The Diamondbacks will trot Taijuan Walker out to the mound in this one. Right hander Walker has a 3-1 record and a 3.94 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Nationals will be Tanner Roark. The right hander has a 3.64 ERA to go along with a 3-0 record this season.

Walker matched a career high with 11 strikeouts Thursday while holding the San Diego Padres to two runs on four hits and no walks in eight innings. The 24-year-old failed to complete six innings in any of his previous three starts but worked efficiently against the Padres and needed 104 pitches to make it through eight frames. Walker, who came over from the Seattle Mariners in the offseason, owns 33 strikeouts and seven walks over 29 2/3 innings and is making his first career start against Washington.

Roark has yet to take a loss but lasted only five innings at Colorado on Wednesday while allowing two runs on five hits and four walks in a win. The Illinois product went two starts in a row without issuing a free pass but walked a total of seven batters in 11 2/3 innings in his last two starts to lift his WHIP from 0.89 to 1.18. Roark is just 1-1 in seven career appearances – four starts – against Arizona despite a 2.51 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 134-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have to hope that one off day was enough to cool the bats of the Washington Nationals. The Nationals pounded out a franchise-record 23 runs on Sunday while Anthony Rendon made history with a 6-for-6 effort, and that attack will host a Diamondbacks staff that just worked 13 shutout innings in the opener of a three-game series on Tuesday.

Rendon entered Sunday with no homers and five RBIs on the season but smashed three home runs and drove in 10 to join Walker Cooper of the 1949 Cincinnati Reds as the only two players in major-league history to record six hits and 10 RBIs in one game. Rendon broke Washington’s franchise record for RBIs in a game and the team set an MLB record by scoring at least 14 runs for the fifth time in April. The Diamondbacks completed a 16-11 opening month and watched their pitching staff allow three or fewer runs for the fourth time in six games with a 2-0, 13-inning shutout of the Rockies – capped by Daniel Descalso’s two-run, walk-off blast. Arizona right-hander Taijuan Walker is coming off his best start and will get a chance to quiet the Nationals offense while Washington counters with veteran Tanner Roark.

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Arizona:
Team record: 16-11 SU
Arizona is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Washington

Washington:
Team record: 17-8 SU
Washington is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Washington is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 8 games

Next up:
Arizona at Washington Wednesday, May 3

MLB BASEBALL TIPS

1. Nationals RF Bryce Harper set an MLB record with 32 runs scored in April.

2. Arizona 2B Brandon Drury has hit safely in each of the last six games and recorded multiple hits in three of the last five.

3. Washington 1B Ryan Zimmerman is 11-for-18 with four home runs, 11 RBIs and eight runs scored in the last four games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Washington Nationals will win outright at -134 and the game will go over 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Nationals 7, Diamondbacks 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
ARI TEAM WSH
5.22 RUNS 6.80
4.15 RUNS AGNST 4.88
1.07 DIFF 1.92
$626 MONEY $536
3.85 TEAM ERA 4.49
9.37 OFF HITS 10.60
3.11 OFF WALKS 4.08
8.96 OFF Ks 7.76
8.30 DEF HITS 8.64
3.15 DEF WALKS 2.64
9.33 DEF Ks 8.04
INJURIES
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
David Peralta OF 15-Day Disabled List
Nick Ahmed SS 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Herrmann C 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Chafin P 15-Day Disabled List
Rubby De La Rosa P 15-Day Disabled List
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Aaron Barrett P 60-Day Disabled List
Joe Ross P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Drew 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Sammy Solis P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Strasburg P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Arizona is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Arizona’s last 14 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
Arizona is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Washington
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 8 games
Washington is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington’s last 14 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games when playing at home against Arizona
Washington is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Arizona
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Arizona’s Overall Scoring vs Washington’s Overall Defense 5.2 3 4.9 12
Arizona’s Away Scoring vs Washington’s Home Defense 3.1 15 4.3 4
Arizona’s Road ERA vs Washington’s Home ERA Allowed 3.6 3 6.3 2
Washington’s Overall Scoring vs Arizona’s Overall Defense 6.8 1 4.2 2
Washington’s Home Scoring vs Arizona’s Road Defense 6.5 1 3.8 3
Washington’s Home ERA vs Arizona’s Road ERA Allowed 3.7 4 2.7 15
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
DIAMONDBACKS
Diamondbacks are third in the league in hits at 9.1 per game.
Diamondbacks have the third-most base on balls in the league at 3.2 per game.
Diamondbacks are third best in the league in times striking out with 7.0 per game.
Diamondbacks allow the third most hits in the league at 9.0 per game.
NATIONALS
Nationals give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.5 per game.

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