Marlins vs. Nationals Prediction

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals 8/18/18, Prediction & Odds

The Washington Nationals rolled to a win behind their ace yesterday afternoon at home over the Miami Marlins. Is another win in the cards today as the series resumes in D.C.?

Game Snapshot

953 Miami Marlins at 954 Washington Nationals

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Nationals Park at 7:05PM ET

TV: FS-F (MIA)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Nationals are a -185 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +175 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 74 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Scherzer outstanding in win

Max Scherzer threw six shutout innings in an 8-2 win over visiting Miami yesterday as he gave up five hits while striking out seven and walking one. Adam Eaton helped pace the offense by going 3-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Bryce Harper finished 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Anthony Rendon was 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Matt Wieters ended the game 2-for-4 with a solo homer. Scherzer helped his own cause as he was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored.

Dean hits first career homer

Marlins rookie outfielder Austin Dean socked his first MLB home run in last night's loss. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Rafael Ortega went 2-for-4, while J.T. Riddle was 2-for-4 and scored a run. Dan Straily took the loss as he allowed five earned runs on nine hits with two strikeouts and no walks over six innings.

Wei-Yin Chen (4-9, 5.32 ERA) will start today for the Marlins, while the Nats turn to Jefry Rodriguez (1-1, 5.84).

MLB Betting Trends

Miami

The Marlins are 7-19 in their last 26 games. Miami is 23-54 in its last 77 road games.

Washington

The Nationals are 9-3 in its last 12 home games. Washington is 20-7 in its last 27 meetings.

Prediction:

Washington has been outstanding at home as of late and it should have no issues hitting Chen, who has been much better this season when pitching at Marlins Park. The Nationals are running out of time for a surge and with two wins in a row, there's no better time than now.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -185

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