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2021 MLB Handicapping
(60-83) Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals (59-84)
Date: Monday, September 13th
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington DC
Projected Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara vs. Paolo Espino
MLB Moneyline Odds: Marlins -103 | Nationals -117
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 (+170)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
Two teams jockeying for last place in the NL East meet up Wednesday night in DC. The Marlins come in playing kind of well, winning series’ at home against the Phillies and Mets, while taking one of three against 1st place Atlanta over the weekend which could be considered a success.
The Nationals are back home after a 1-4 road trip that included losing two of three against last place Pittsburgh over the weekend. Washington is just 4-13 in their last 17 at Nationals Park however.
There’s some pretty good value on the Marlins at -103 coming into this matchup because they’ve got arguably the hottest hitter in the series and a pitcher who is on a roll as well. Their power surge comes from Jesus Sanchez, who had a HR and a 3B in Sunday’s loss to the Braves.
Sanchez now has gone deep in 3 straight games, and has 5 RBI over that span. Bryan De La Cruz and Isan Diaz are both hitting better than .348 over the past week as well so Miami’s 28th ranked scoring offense is more dangerous than it looks here.
The good news for Miami backers is that they might not need a ton of runs on Monday night. That’s because Sandy Alcantara gets the start after striking out 43 batters over his last four starts. Alcantara has allowed 2 ER or less in five of his last six starts.
Washington bats have a tough matchup against Alcantara, but also scored 4 runs against him over 5.1 IP on June 27th in Miami. The Nationals roster looked a lot different back then though, with Trea Turner hitting a HR, Josh Harrison going 2-4, and Kyle Schwarber scoring 2 runs.
One guy who is still here though is Juan Soto, and for how hot Sanchez is for Miami Soto is right there with him. Soto has 5 multi hit games over his last 6 overall, and went 6 for 8 on Saturday and Sunday vs. the Pirates. Soto has a .618 OBP over the past week, but Washington is still just 2-4 over that span.
Paolo Espino continues to get starts in the Washington rotation, but the Nationals have lost 6 of the last 7 times he’s taken the mound. Espino has an inkling for giving up the big game (three outings of 5+ ER over the last 7) just as much as he can have the lock down (2 ER or less in 3 of the last 6). Espino has allowed 1 ER over 7 IP against the Marlins this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Marlins are 2-5 last 7 Monday games
- Marlins are 8-18 last 26 as an underdog
- Marlins are 15-42 last 57 road games
- Nationals are 4-13 last 17 home games
- Nationals are 0-6 last 6 following a win
- Nationals are 39-13 last 52 head to head in Washington
Free Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
Soto is a beast, and he’s hit Alcantara well going 8 of 19 (.421) with 2 HR. If the Marlins can contain him though, they have a great chance in this one. Sanchez is on a nice roll for Miami and Alcantara has been nearly unhittable over the past month.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Marlins -103
The total is also just 7.5 for this game, and it feels like a 4-3 or 3-2 matchup which gives a lean towards the under.
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