This weekend, the Washington Nationals, who have won three consecutive games, will play against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who will try to end their winning streak. Interestingly, the Nationals have won 14 of their last 20 games played in Arizona. The games will be held at Chase Field and will start on Friday at 9:40 p.m. EDT.
In their previous game against the Cubs, the Nationals had an early lead that disappeared in the eighth inning, but they managed to win in the end thanks to a game-ending hit by Alex Call. The Nationals have struggled offensively this season, ranking 28th in total runs scored and having the second-lowest number of home runs. However, they strike out less frequently than any other team, and when they do make contact, they have the potential to hit a game-winning home run. The team’s pitching has been solid, with an ERA of 4.32, and they have allowed only five total runs in their last three wins.
Josiah Gray will be the starting pitcher for the Nationals. Although he had a rough start to the season, he has bounced back and has allowed only five runs in his last 28.2 innings pitched.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are a strong offensive team, ranking in the top 10 in hits, batting average, slugging percentage, and runs scored. They also have a low strikeout rate and have successfully stolen bases in 26 of their 31 attempts. However, their pitching staff has struggled this season, ranking 24th in ERA. Merrill Kelly will start for the Diamondbacks, and although he has a low home run rate, he has struggled in home games this season.
Overall, the Nationals are expected to continue their success in Arizona and win the first game of the series, as they have a strong pitcher and are going up against a struggling home pitcher and a weak bullpen.
Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Game Information
- Date: 05/05/2023
- Time: 09:40 PM ET
- Location: Chase Field.
- How to Watch Nationals vs Diamondbacks: MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Nationals vs Diamondbacks Betting Lines
Diamondbacks are –180 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $55.56. On the other side, Nationals are +160 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $160.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Diamondbacks at a 64.29% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Nationals have 38.46% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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