Nationals vs. Marlins MLB Prediction
The Marlins have taken back-to-back games against the Nationals but Washington will have Max Scherzer on the hill Sunday when the NL East rivals clash at 1:10 p.m. ET. Will the Nats salvage a series split with a win?
905 Washington Nationals (-130) at 906 Miami Marlins (+120); o/u 6.5
1:10 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 27, 2021
LoanDepot Park, Miami, FL
Washington Nationals DFS SPIN
Josh Bell (oblique) is back in the Nationals' lineup Saturday. Bell missed two games because of some tightness in his right side, but an MRI came back clean. He's at first base and batting cleanup against Zach Thompson and the Marlins.
Miami Marlins DFS Spin
Sandy Alcantara yielded just one run over eight innings but took a no-decision in the Marlins' loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday. After taking an 8 1/3-inning complete game loss in his last start, Alcantara has to settle for a no-decision following eight superb frames. The hard-throwing right-hander needed just 86 pitches to navigate through his eight innings, permitting five hits a walk and a hit by pitch. Alcantara did tie a season low with only three strikeouts, but it's hard to nitpick this outing. He will carry a 2.93 ERA into this weekend's matchup versus the Nationals.
Nationals vs. Marlins Betting Prediction
The Nationals are 44-17 in their last 61 games versus the Marlins, are 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and are 8-1 in their last nine games when favored. They’re also 9-1 in their last 10 games when facing a right-handed starter, are 5-1 in their last six divisional games and are 4-1 in their last five road games. The Marlins, meanwhile, are just 1-4 in their last five games overall, are 4-12 in their last 16 games as an underdog and are 1-4 in their last five home games.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -130