Marlins vs. Nationals Prediction
The Washington Nationals put together an incredible comeback at home from a nine-run deficit last night against the Miami Marlins. Will Washington build off that win tonight and put its struggles in recent weeks in the rearview?
Friday, July 6, 2018
Nationals Park at 7:05PM ET
TV: MASN (WASH)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, Washington is a -200 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +185 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Friday morning, 75 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Turner ties MLB record
The Nationals trailed 9-0 in the fourth inning before waking up and ending their five-game losing streak with a massive comeback, winning 14-12. Washington pulled within 9-5 in the fifth inning, while it put up five runs in the sixth and Trea Turner gave the Nats their first lead at 10-9 with a grand slam. Turner ended the night 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored and eight RBIs. The eight runs driven in tie an MLB record for the most in a game by a leadoff hitter. Juan Soto finished 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and three RBIS. Matt Adams was 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in his first game off the DL. Michael Taylor went 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs. Shawn Kelley earned the win in relief as he threw a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out two. Sean Doolittle picked up his 22nd save as he allowed no runs on two hits with two strikeouts.
Marlins hit three homers in loss
Nothing was wrong with the Miami offense Thursday night as it pounded out 14 hits to lead to 12 runs in the defeat. Derek Dietrich went 2-for-5 with a walk and three runs. Brian Anderson finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs and three RBIs. J.T. Realmuto was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Justin Bour ended the game 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Martin Prado was 1-for-5 with a 3-run homer. Starlin Castro went 2-for-2 with a double and a run off the bench. Adam Conley took the loss as he allowed five earned runs on two hits with one strikeout and four walks in two-thirds of an inning.
Dan Straily (3-4, 4.70 ERA) draws the start today for Miami, while Washington counters with Gio Gonzalez (6-5, 3.77).
MLB Betting Trends
The over is 7-1 in the last eight Marlins road games. Miami is 4-9 in Straily's last 13 road starts.
The Nationals are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings. The under is 11-5 in Gonzalez' last 16 starts overall.
Neither pitcher has been sharp lately, although Straily showed signs of turning a corner in his last start against the Mets. The thing about Gonzalez is that any time you count him out, he rebounds with a fantastic start. I certainly don't expect another huge offensive outing out of Miami here, so Gonzalez is a good candidate for a fantastic start. It is crazy to say this after such a huge offensive game, but I'm rolling with the under here as baseball has a way of evening out statistics.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MARLINS/NATIONALS UNDER 9