MLB Picks: Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Jeff GrantContributor IMay 13, 2014

MLB Picks: Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

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    The Washington Nationals are 20-9 in Stephen Strasburg's last 29 starts as a road favorite, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Tuesday, as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nationals are 10/13 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at eight in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Washington Nationals

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    The Washington Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak Monday, as they picked up a 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks as 100/111 road favorites.

    MLB handicappers will find that the Nationals are 16-1 when scoring four or more runs this season.

Arizona Diamondbacks

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    The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last 10 games overall, but they've put together a disappointing 3-16 record at home.

    Diamondbacks starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo has gone 0-3 with a 5.70 ERA in his last five appearances against the Washington Nationals.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Washington Nationals as one of their MLB picks, as they've gone 31-12 as road favorites of 4/5 to 2/3 the last two-plus seasons.

    Pick: Washington Nationals -130 (10/13)

     

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