The Washington Nationals (4-7) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-6) in an early afternoon battle on Tuesday. Both teams are looking to get back on track and pick up a much-needed win. The first matchup between these teams was postponed due to inclement weather and now they are scheduled for a doubleheader on Tuesday, with the second game starting at 7:05 p.m. ET. Lefty Madison Bumgarner (0-0, 2.25 ERA) is starting for Arizona, while righty Josiah Gray (1-1, 4.00 ERA) will take the hill for Arizona.
First pitch for Game 1 is set for 1:05 p.m. ET in Washington. Caesars Sportsbook lists Washington as the -140 favorite (risk $140 to win $100) in the latest Diamondbacks vs. Nationals odds. Arizona is the +120 underdog and the over-under for total runs scored is set at eight. Before making any Nationals vs. Diamondbacks picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Nationals vs. Diamondbacks, and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Diamondbacks vs. Nationals:
- Diamondbacks vs. Nationals money line: Nationals -140, Diamondbacks +120
- Diamondbacks vs. Nationals run-line: Diamondbacks -1.5 (+150)
- Diamondbacks vs. Nationals over-under: 8
- ARI: Has returned -202 on the money line this season
- WAS: Has returned -107 on the money line this season
Why you should back the Nationals
Third baseman Maikel Franco is a solid hitter with great hands, plate coverage and bat speed. Franco also displayed run-producing abilities, constantly making contact. The 29-year-old has a batting average of .275 with one home-run and 8 RBI. Franco has finished with two-plus hits in three matchups thus far. On April 11, he went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBI.
Second baseman Cesar Hernandez is a good and versatile defender in the infield for the Nationals. Hernandez is a switch-hitter with a solid line-drive swing. The 2020 Gold Glove winner is rangy and displays good awareness. On April 15, Hernandez went 2-for-5 with two hits and two runs scored.
Why you should back the Diamondbacks
Second baseman Ketel Marte owns plenty of speed on the field and is a threat to steal bases. Marte is a switch-hitter and can make consistent contact. The 2019 All-Star has logged a hit in four straight games. On April 16, Marte went 2-for-5, including a double and an RBI.
First baseman Seth Beer has made an impact thus far. Bell is leading the team in hits (8) with a batting average of .381, one home run, and five runs batted in. The Georgia native had a solid outing on April 16 against the New York Mets. Beer went 3-for-3 with a walk and one run scored. Bumgarner has an array of pitches and consistently throws strikes. He can rack up strikeouts and currently has a 2.25 ERA with four strikeouts.
How to make Diamondbacks vs. Nationals picks
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