Nationals vs. Marlins Prediction
The Washington Nationals won for the second day in a row on the road last night as it won the series opener at the Miami Marlins. Will Washington continue its surge and record another victory as the series continues tonight?
955 Washington Nationals at 956 Miami Marlins
Friday, July 27, 2018
Marlins Park at 7:10PM ET
TV: FS-F (MIA)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -240 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +220 underdog, while the total is listed at 7.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 69 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Seven runs in last three innings propels Nats
Washington broke a 3-3 tie at Miami in the top of the seventh inning Thursday night with three runs, while in the ninth four more insurance runs were added en route to a 10-3 victory. Adam Eaton was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run from the leadoff spot. Trea Turner was 3-for-6 with a home run, a triple, two runs and three RBIs. Bryce Harper finished 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Juan Soto was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs. Mark Reynolds ended the night 1-for-2 with three walks. Matt Wieters was 1-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Wlimer Difo finished 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs and an RBI. Justin Miller picked up the win in relief as he threw one scoreless inning.
Realmuto notches three-hit night
Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in Thursday's defeat. Cameron Maybin was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Adam Conley suffered the loss in relief as he gave up three earned runs on three hits with one walk in one-third of an inning.
Max Scherzer-(13-5, 2.43 ERA) gets the start for Washington today, while Miami is going with rookie Pablo Lopez (2-1, 5.09).
MLB Betting Trends
The over is 7-2 in the last nine Nationals games against the NL East. Washington is 2-6 in its last eight Friday games.
The Marlins are 7-22 in the last 29 meetings. The under is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings in Miami.
Scherzer is as good as it gets in baseball and the Nationals need wins. With Washington starting to play like it is desperate, I don't think this is the right time to fade the team with playoff hopes. The Nationals should score enough off Lopez and the bullpen to support Scherzer. I'm going to bank on Washington winning by multiple runs again.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS RL -140