May 13, 2018
There is one pick tonight.
Take Arizona Diamondbacks (-125) on the ML against Washington Nationals risking 3.75% to win 3%.
(Godley and Hellickson must start for wager to have action.)
The Arizona Diamondbacks have played poorly in this series against the Washington Nationals, having lost the first three games of this four-game set. Not only is this going to be their first series loss of the season, but they are on a season high 4-game losing streak and are in danger of not only being swept but being swept at home. There are a lot of things working against Arizona at the moment, but we believe that will provide all the motivation that they need in order to pull out the win in this contest. It's not often that a team loses four straight games in a series, and it's even more rare that it happens to a team at home, especially a solid one like Arizona.
The Nationals will send Jeremey Hellickson to the mound tonight and while he has pitched well to date, it is hard to trust a pitcher who has been as inconsistent as Hwllickson has been in his career. He is also 0-3 with a 4.94 ERA in 5 career starts against the Diamondbacks and his team is a winless 0-5 when he has taken the mound.
Zack Godley will toe the rubber for Arizona and while he has struggled to pick up wins this season, he has pitched well against Washington in his career, going 2-1 over 4 career starts, including picking up the win in his lone start against them this season. Godley has been solid at home this season with a 1.96 ERA and should find himself in a good position to help salvage a game of this series.
The Diamondbacks will be in desperation mode tonight and should come ready to play. The Arizona offense has been silent throughout this series, and we expect this will be the game where Hellickson slips up and the Arizona bats finally start to wake up. This should be a quality game, but Arizona will find a way to avoid the sweep.
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