Nationals vs. Marlins Prediction

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins 9/17/18, Prediction & Odds

The Miami Marlins have won four of the last five meetings with the Washington Nationals this season heading into the start of tonight's series. Is a bet on host Miami the smart play today?

Game Snapshot

953 Washington Nationals at 954 Miami Marlins

Monday, September 17, 2018

Marlins Park at 7:10PM ET

TV: FS-F (MIA)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nationals are a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +135 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 76 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.

Nats take two of three at Braves

Washington won the last two games of its three-game series at Atlanta over the weekend, taking Sunday's game by a count of 6-4. Bryce Harper helped pace the offense by going 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks, three runs and two RBIs. Anthony Rendon finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Juan Soto finished 2-for-5 with an RBI. Tanner Roark earned the win as he allowed two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. Sean Doolittle struck out one in a perfect inning of work for his 24th save of the season.

Marlins end five-game losing skid

Miami halted its losing streak Sunday with a 6-4 victory at the Phillies. Starlin Castro helped lead the way by going 1-for-4 and scoring two runs. Peter O'Brien finished 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Lewis Brinson went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Bryan Holaday was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and an RBI. Jose Urena secured the win as he gave up one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts and a walk over five innings.

Erick Fedde (2-3, 5.12 ERA) will start today for the Nationals, while Trevor Richards 3-9, 4.85) goes for the Marlins.

MLB Betting Trends

Washington

The Nationals are 7-2 in their last nine games overall. Washington is 2-6 in its last eight Monday games.

Miami

The Marlins are 2-8 in their last 10 home games versus the Nationals. Miami is 12-30 in its last 42 games overall.

Prediction:

Washington has finally managed to string some wins together, way too late to salvage its season. Fedde has looked sharp in his recent innings after a shaky start to his MLB season. He gets to face a weak Marlins offense tonight in a pitcher's park. I'm taking the Nationals here.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -145

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