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Hellickson Has Never Beaten the Diamondbacks

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Pitcher Jeremy Hellickson #58 of the Washington Nationals looks over to first base in an MLB baseball game against the New York Mets on April 16, 2018 at CitiField in the Queens borough of New York City.

Despite scoring only seven runs, the Washington Nationals have won the first three games of the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and can complete a sweep of the four-game set with a triumph on Sunday. The Nats have been an UNDER machine of late, as each of Washington’s past five contests have gone below the closing total.

MyBookie opened the Nets as +115 road underdogs with a total of eight.

  • The Under is 8-2-1 in the Diamondbacks' last 11 games.
  • The Nationals are 4-0 SU in their last four meetings with the Diamondbacks.
  • The Over is 4-0 in Godley's last four starts vs the Nationals.

Jeremy Hellickson and Zack Godley will get the nod on the hill for the Nationals and D-backs, respectively. Hellickson (1-0, 2.28 ERA) has allowed three of fewer runs in all five of his starts and hasn’t given up a run in 12 1/3 innings in his last two appearances. The veteran finished with eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of work in his last time out against the San Diego Padres. Hellickson is 0-3 with a 4.94 ERA in five career starts against Arizona.

Godley hasn’t been consistent of late, as the hurler has recorded only one quality start in his last five games. The 28-year-old gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision vs the L.A. Dodgers in his last appearance. In six games (four starts) against the Nationals, Godley is 3-1 with a 4.00 ERA.

When Hellickson takes the mound, the UNDER is trending. In Hellickson’s past four starts, the Nationals have gone UNDER in all four games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as underdogs of 120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.8-0.8 win for the Nationals on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks sport a record of 24-15 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 23-18 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Washington injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Arizona Diamondbacks rated this week at No. 7 and the Washington Nationals sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Arizona Diamondbacks and its No. 21-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the No. 14 line up of the Washington Nationals at 4.46 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Arizona has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Diamondbacks on Saturday, with S Strasburg throwing 6.2 innings of 5-hit ball at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games
  • Arizona is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to New York, Tuesday, May 15th
Arizona home to Milwaukee, Monday, May 14th