Nationals vs Diamondbacks Prediction - MLB Picks 5/6/23
Arizona Diamondbacks (18-14) vs Washington Nationals (13-19)
Game Info: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
Tommy Henry (1-0) (6.52) vs MacKenzie Gore (3-2) (3.77)
Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks -150 / Washington Nationals +125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Nationals will play the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of their series on Saturday night at Chase Field in Pheonix, Arizona.
The Washington Nationals are 13-19 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Prior to losing Game 1 in this series, Washington won three out of four games against the Cubs. The Washington pitching staff has a 4.29 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average this season. The Nationals offense has scored 116 runs with a .247 batting average and a .310 on base percentage. Luis Garcia is batting .235 with three home runs and 15 RBI’s for the Nationals. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is MacKenzie Gore, who is 3-2 with a 3.77 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP over 31.0 innings pitched this year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-14 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Arizona won Game 1 of this series by a score of 3-1 on Friday night. The Arizona pitching staff has a 4.76 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .246 opponent batting average. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 164 runs with a .264 batting average and a .319 on base percentage this year. Christian Walker is batting .272 with seven home runs and 25 RBI’s for the Diamondbacks. The projected starting pitcher for Arizona is Tommy Henry, who is 1-0 with a 6.52 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP over 9.2 innings pitched this season.
Washington is 16-41 in their last 57 Saturday games and 4-2 in their last 6 games. The over is 4-1 in Washington’s last 5 Saturday games. Arizona is 4-1 in their last 5 game two’s of a series and 4-7 in their last 11 games against the NL East. The over is 3-1-1 in Arizona’s last 5 game two’s of a series. The under is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings in Arizona.
Arizona has surprised me with how well they have played to start the season and they come into this game over the .500 mark. Washington has a losing record, but they did just take three of four from the Cubs. Washington is starting MacKenzie Gore, who pitched well in first few starts, but did allow four earned runs in four innings in his last start. Arizona is starting Tommy Henry, who has allowed seven earned runs in his last 9.2 innings pitched. I like how MacKenzie Gore has pitched this year and I think he will bounce back from his poor start against the Cubs with a quality start here. I like the Nationals to get the win.
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