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24-16 (12-9 V) Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins 21-19 (8-10 H)
Date: Friday, May 20th 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Tanner Roark, RHP vs. Justin Nicolino, LHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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The Nationals come in off a huge series win over the Mets and will now turn their attention to the Marlins here on Friday.
The NL East rivals are separated by just 3.5 games in the standings as the top 4 in the division are crammed together.
The Nationals signed Daniel Murphy in the offseason and saw him get back at his old team in the series finale.
The Nats were all over Harvey as they routed him 9-1 as Murphy set the pace offensively. He contributed a 2 run homer along with a double in the win. Washington is now a 1 game clear of the surprisingly Phillies in the division. They’ve pushed the Mets 2.5 games back after grabbing 2 of 3.
Washington will send out Tanner Roark here in the series opener. Roark has seen a lot of Miami already this year. He’s pitched against them 3 times and has compiled a rough ERA of 8.40. In 5 other outings he has an ERA of 0.79.
The Marlins are hanging right there in the NL East with the Nationals.
Miami stumbled in their weekday series against the Phillies, losing the last 2, but are right there within the division. They sit 3.5 games behind, but have 3 teams sitting in front of them.
Miami will look to get their offense going again. They managed just 3 runs in the 2 losses against Philadelphia. The Marlins have averaged 4.05 runs per game, so they are well below their season average.
They’ll send out LH Justin Nicolino here on Friday. The southpaw is 2-1 on the season with a 3.75 ERA. He has struggled against the Nationals going 0-2 in his career with an ERA of of 9.58.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- WAS are 3-13 in Roarks last 16 starts on grass.
- MIA are 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
- Under is 9-4 in MIA last 13 home games.
- Under is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings.
- Under is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Miami.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins MLB Prediction:
Both pitchers have struggled against the opposing team.
Given that, this has the making of a higher scoring game here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick:OVER the number
Both pitchers struggle early on and turn this into a bullpen game. Expect both teams to have a lot of run scoring opportunities with the total flying over.
MLB Free Score Prediction:Washington 7- Miami 6
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