Marlins vs. Nationals Prediction
The Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals engaged in a high-scoring affair last night in a series opener. Will Washington get the best of its NL East counterparts again this afternoon?
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Nationals Park at 4:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -220 favorite on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +200 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday morning, 71 percent of public bets are being placed on host Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Marlins squander three leads
Miami blew three leads Friday night in a 12-10 loss at Washington to snap its six-game winning streak. The Marlins blew a 4-1 lead in the second inning, an 8-4 advantage in the fifth and a 9-8 lead in the eighth. Curtis Granderson went 2-for-6 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in the winning effort. Jorge Alfaro was 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs and three runs scored. Brian Anderson finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Nick Anderson took the loss as he allowed two earned runs on no hits with one strikeout and two walks over one inning of relief. Sandy Alcantara will start tonight for Miami as he comes in with a 2-4 record, 4.25 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 36 strikeouts over 53 innings of work.
Soto, Adams HRs lift Nats to win
Washington secured a 12-10 home victory over Miami Friday night as Juan Soto and Matt Adams both homered in the bottom of the eighth inning to overturn a deficit. Soto ended the contest 3-for-4 with the home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Adams was 2-for-5 with a solo homer. Adam Eaton went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Anthony Rendon ended the night 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, three runs and two RBIs. Kyle Barraclough earned the win as he threw one scoreless inning of relief with two hits allowed and two strikeouts. Patrick Corbin will start tonight for the Nationals as he comes in with a 4-2 record, 3.25 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 76 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 17-36 in their last 53 games overall. Miami is 12-40 in its last 52 road games.
The Nationals are 10-4 in their last 14 Saturday games. Washington is 8-20 in its last 28 games overall.
Corbin has given up more than three earned runs in only two of his 10 starts this season and will now face a Marlins squad that is devoid of talent. Alcantara is coming off a complete-game gem at home against the Mets, but I can't look past his numbers as a whole. As long as the bullpen doesn't blow this one for Corbin, the Nats should secure their second in a row this series.