Predictions for Nationals vs. Diamondbacks: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – June 18

Tuesday’s game at Nationals Park has the Washington Nationals (35-36) going head to head against the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-37) at 6:45 PM ET (on June 18). Our computer prediction projects a narrow 5-4 victory for the Nationals, so it should be a competitive matchup.

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Nationals vs. Diamondbacks Matchup Info

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Nationals vs. Diamondbacks Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs

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Nationals vs. Diamondbacks Betting Lines

Nationals vs Diamondbacks Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nationals -122 +102 9 -110 -110

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Nationals Betting Insights

  • Washington has been chosen as the favorite in eight games this year, and has walked away with the win six times (75%) in those games.
  • The Nationals have yet to lose in four games when named as moneyline favorite of -122 or better.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 32 of 71 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Nationals had a 3-1 record across the four games they were favored on the moneyline in their past 15 matchups.
  • Over its past 15 matchups (all 15 of them had set totals), Washington and its opponents combined to hit the over seven times.

Diamondbacks Betting Insights

  • Arizona has won 13 of the 35 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (37.1%).
  • The Diamondbacks have a record of 9-15 when they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +102 or longer (37.5%).
  • Arizona has played in 72 games with a set over/under, and it has combined with its opponents to go over the total 35 times (35-34-3).
  • In six games over their past 15 matchups when set as underdogs by bookmakers, the Diamondbacks had a record of 3-3.
  • In its past 15 games with a total, Arizona and its opponents have failed to hit the over three times.

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Nationals vs. Diamondbacks Probable Pitchers

Nationals’ Starting Pitcher: Jake Irvin

  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 14 games this season with a 3.00 ERA and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .225.
  • This will be Jake Irvin’s first game as the moneyline favorite this season.
  • In games Irvin has started, his team is 5-9.
  • In games Irvin has started this season, the teams are 6-8-0 at hitting the over.

Diamondbacks’ Starting Pitcher: Slade Cecconi

  • Over nine games this season, the 24-year-old has amassed a 6.70 ERA and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .276 to his opponents.
  • The Diamondbacks have been the moneyline underdog in six of Cecconi’s starts this season, and they went 4-2 in those matchups.
  • Cecconi’s team has won four of his eight starts.
  • Cecconi’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in two of eight games.

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Nationals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 35-36
Home 16-17
Road 19-19
One-Run Games 6-10
Scoring 5+ Runs 24-6

Diamondbacks’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 35-37
Home 19-18
Road 16-19
One-Run Games 11-7
Scoring 5+ Runs 26-6

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