Arizona (Walker) at Washington (Roark) -135 O/U 8.5
Two of the top four most profitable teams in MLB square off tonight in our nation’s capital when the Washington Nationals host the Arizona Diamondbacks. The DBacks have enjoyed a very home friendly schedule thus far with 17 games at Chase Field and only 10 on the highway. Important to note that the 10 road games were in California meaning tonight marks the first real travel spot of the season. And they’ll do so against one of the hottest team in MLB. The Nationals currently boast the best offensive numbers in MLB, leading the league with .295/.369/.510 splits. That could spell trouble for Arizona’s Taijuan Walker who thus far has had a fairly soft slate of foes with San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Tanner Roark fits a solid profile of being tough on right handers and also flashing some incredible home splits: 2.83 ERA over 286 career innings. Roark doesn’t command as much respect in the betting markets as Scherzer and Strasburg despite the Nationals posting a 24-14 record with him on the hill dating back to last year. Moderate priced home favorite the play tonight.