Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

When: Saturday, June 15th at 7:15 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Diamondbacks TV/Radio: Fox Sports Arizona, 98.7 FM. Nationals TV/Radio: MASN, WJFK/106.7 FM.

Team Notes

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks are in 2nd place in the NL West, hoping to survive the wild-card race with a record of 36-33, although metrics say they should be better in the win department.

Arizona has a 39.8% chance to find the postseason in 2019 and a 1.0% chance to win the World Series crown.

The Diamondbacks are 25-1 to win the NL title and 60-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals are struggling to score runs, with a minus-one run differential for the season and their record reflects the difficulties as they are 31-36 on the year.

Washington has a 13.7% chance to reach the postseason in 2019 and a 0.3% chance to win the World Series title.

The Nationals have 17-1 odds to win the NL and dropped to 30-1 to take the World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Arizona Diamondbacks: Taylor Clarke (0-0, 5.26 ERA)

Clarke has filled in admirably for Arizona this season and strung together a few decent outings, but he’s also had two starts of four earned runs or more on the season.

In his last start, Clarke only lasted 3.1 innings, allowing six hits and four earned runs via two homers against the Phillies.

  • Clarke had two back-to-back quality starts in May on the road against the Giants and Rays.
  • The Diamondbacks starter has struck out 19 in 25.1 innings this year.
  • Clarke has allowed six earned runs in 8.1 innings in June.

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (7-3, 3.36 ERA)

Strasburg has been one of the best starting pitchers in baseball, with 110 strikeouts in 91 innings this season.

In his last outing, Strasburg threw 104 pitches, surrendering just one earned run over seven innings to the Padres in a 5-2 Washington win.

  • In June, Strasburg has allowed six earned runs in 12.1 innings, due to a poor start against the White Sox on the 4th of the month.
  • He has reached double-digit strikeouts in three of his last ten starts this season.
  • The Nationals starter has five quality starts in his last six outings.

Hitter Notes

Arizona Diamondbacks

On the road, the Diamondbacks are giant killers, scoring 5.82 runs per contest, good for 3rd in the MLB.

Arizona has risen to 6th in baseball in overall scoring, averaging 5.23 runs per game. The average is good for 3rd in the National League.

  • OF Jarrod Dyson is 0 for 5 with one strikeout against the Nationals’ right-hander.
  • SS Ketel Marte is 1 for 7 with two strikeouts off Strasburg in his career.
  • OF Adam Jones is 1 for 7 versus Strasburg with one walk and one RBI.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals offense is averaging 4.80 runs at home this season, down slightly from last season.

Washington ranks 15th overall in scoring, with 4.88 runs per game on the season.

  • Clarke is allowing a .304 batting average to right-handed batters this season.
  • The Diamondbacks starter has allowed four homers with an overall batting average of .273.
  • Clarke has a 5.66 ERA on the road with 13 earned runs over 20.2 innings pitched.

Roster Notes

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • SP Luke Weaver continues to recover from UCL damage and has chosen not to have Tommy John surgery.
  • SP Jon Duplantier has inflammation in his right shoulder and is on the 10-day IL.
  • 3B Jake Lamb is rehabbing his quad tear and is likely to return toward the end of June.

Washington Nationals

  • SP Jeremy Hellickson is on the 10-day IL with right shoulder tendinitis and won’t return until July at the earliest.
  • 1B Matt Adams has an oblique strain and is on the 10-day IL.
  • 1B Ryan Zimmerman is suffering from plantar fasciitis and is recovering with no return date set for Washington.

Game Odds Diamondbacks vs Nationals 

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Moneyline

SportsbookARI DiamondbacksWAS NationalsLink
888Sport NJ+188-235
BetStars NJ+185-225 

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over 9.5 Under 9.5Link
888Sport NJ-103-120
BetStars NJ+100-120

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Run Line

SportsbookARI Diamondbacks +1.5WAS Nationals-1.5Link
888Sport NJ-113-108
BetStars NJ-105-118 

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