With our top betting pick from Thursday’s action we select from the National League MLB contest between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals. The Diamondbacks and Nationals will begin from Washington at 7PM Eastern Time and you can watch this MLB game live over the package. With our MLB top play we will play on the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals to play under the total of 6 ½ runs. The odds used for this MLB pick for Thursday were grabbed from Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds from the finale of this National League series opened up with the road club Arizona Diamondbacks favored by -108 odds with the home team Washington Nationals the underdog at -102 odds. The run total is set at 6 ½ runs. Those betting the run line with the Arizona Diamondbacks and laying -1 ½ runs will get back +160 odds. Those getting the +1 ½ runs with the Washington Nationals on the run line will have to lay -170 odds for their wager.
Going to the hill tonight for the Arizona Diamondbacks will be the staff ace Ian Kennedy making his sixth start of the 2012 season. The veteran right hander has been outstanding on the road this season as he sits with an ERA of just 1.46 in two games working 12 2/3rds innings of work. Kennedy in two starts against Washington in the 2011 season allowed just one earned run total in 14 innings of work. Both Arizona and Washington in their head to head meetings have trended towards under the total as we find the under at 7-2-1 over their past 10 against one another. The Arizona lineup will be facing a left hander tonight and that has not bided well for the Diamondbacks this 2012 campaign. In seven games against a lefty starter the Arizona Diamondbacks bat just .229 on the current season. A look at the current weather calls for a mild night with temperatures in the fifty’s but high humidity. The thicker air over the Nationals Parks impacts balls in play as they do not carry and we often see lower scoring games in this ballpark.
The Nationals will throw lefthander Ross Detwiler who makes his fifth mound appearance for the club tonight. At home Detwiler has been solid as the Nationals starter has an ERA of just 0.82 and WHIP of 1.09 in his two starts working 11 innings. He has had good control in his five overall starts with a WHIP of 1.00 in 22 innings of work. Low WHIP is good because that means the pitcher does not allow base runners. Low amount of baser runners for pitchers keeps them away from the trouble of giving up big innings. When you bet unders you look for pitchers in good form with low WHIP’s and weakness from the lineups offensively. Tonight fits that as we find the Nationals hitters have been slumping with a team batting average of just .197 and the club pushes across around 2 ½ runs per game in that span. So the hitting and pitching tonight points to an under and before placing the wager read online sportsbook reviews.