Nationals vs. Marlins Sunday Prediction
The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins will wrap up their series on Sunday at Marlins Park. Will Sunday's game turn out like Saturday's in that it'll be low-scoring for bettors at 1:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 27, 2018
1:10 p.m. ET, Marlins Park
TV: WSH (MSN2); MIA (FSFL)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Nationals as a -190 favorite. As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nationals to beat the Marlins on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Nationals' Strasburg struggles with command in loss
Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings on Sunday against the Dodgers. Strasburg struggled to find the zone too often for his liking against Los Angeles; walking four hitters. He was able to strike out seven in that time frame, however, and outside of two homers, the command issues didn’t really hurt Strasburg. That’s quite the caveat, however, and it’s fair to say that the 29-year-old was disappointing on Sunday. His ERA now sits at 3.36, and he’s struck out 75 over his 67 innings for the Nationals in 2018. He’s back on the mound on Sunday against the Marlins.
Marlins' Hernandez gives up one run in tough-luck loss
Elieser Hernandez yielded one run over five innings Monday in a loss to the Mets. Just like his last start, when he took a no-decision against the Dodgers. It's impressive what Hernandez is doing, considering that the Rule 5 pick had never pitched above A-ball coming into the season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 5-0 in their last five road games versus the Marlins and have won 11 of their last 12 games versus Miami overall.
The Marlins are just 1-11 in their last 12 games against the Nationals when Strasburg starts.
Assuming Strasburg gets his command problems back under control and Hernandez continues to befuddle hitters that haven't seen him, the under should be a great bet today. The under is 4-1 in Strasburg's last five road starts versus the Marlins and has cashed in four of his last five outings versus Miami overall. It is also 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams at Marlins Park and is 3-1-2 in the last six meetings overall.
The Pick: Nationals/Marlins under 7