Nationals vs. Marlins Prediction

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins 7/29/18, Prediction & Odds

The Miami Marlins broke a tie in the 10th inning to take down the visiting Washington Nationals last night. Will Washington bounce back to take today's game as favorites?

Game Snapshot

953 Washington Nationals at 954 Miami Marlins

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Marlins Park at 1:10PM ET

TV: MASN (WASH)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -153 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +143 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 82 percent of public bets are pouring in on Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Realmuto wins it with RBI single

A game-winning single by Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Magneuris Sierra and sent the hosts to a 2-1 victory Saturday night. Realmuto led the way by going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run and the RBI. Miguel Rojas went 2-for-4, while Brian Anderson was 1-for-4 plus a walk. Starlin Castro was 1-for-2 and two walks. Yadiel Rivera went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Brett Graves threw a spotless 10th inning with a strikeout to earn the win.

Turner records two-hit game

Trea Turner was the lone Nats player with multiple hits Saturday as he went 2-for-5 at the top of the lineup. Bryce Harper went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run. Daniel Murphy finished 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Kelvin Herrera took the loss as he gave up one earned run on three hits without recording an out.

Jeremy Hellickson (4-1, 3.44 ERA) starts today for Washington, while Miami counters with Jose Urena (2-10, 4.63).

MLB Betting Trends

Washington

The Nationals are 7-15 in their last 22 road games. The under is 7-1 in the last eight Hellickson starts on grass.

Miami

The Marlins are 3-8 in their last 11 Sunday games. Miami is 8-23 in its last 31 meetings.

Prediction:

Washington couldn't get the job done yesterday, but I expect it to have a much better offensive showing against Urena. As for Hellickson, he was dreadful the last time he faced the Marlins this season but otherwise has been a very consistent starter. I'd imagine he does much better this time out as he'll likely alter his gameplan a bit. Go with Washington to win today's series finale.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -153

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