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Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins Free Pick 8/27/13

Miami Marlins (49-80) at Washington Nationals (65-65)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Nathan Eovaldi (R) (2-4) (3.821) vs. Ross Ohlendorf (R) (1-0) (3.116)

The Line: Washington Nationals -156 / Miami Marlins +146 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida, MASN2

The Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins face off on Tuesday as they play game one of their series in Washington.

The Washington Nationals had high hopes at the start of the season but those hopes have faded and nothing short of a miracle run is going to get them into the post season. The Nationals are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 36-29 at home this season, and they are 13 games back in the National League East. As a team the Nationals are hitting .248 with Jayson Werth hitting .328, Ian Desmond hitting .276, and Bryce Harper hitting .274. The nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.77 with the starters at 3.75 and the bullpen at 3.80. For game one against the Marlins Washington starts Ross Ohlendorf who has worked primarily out of the bullpen this season. For the year Ohlendorf has allowed 32 hits and 11 earned runs while striking out 31 over 38.1 innings for a 2-0 record and a 2.58 ERA.

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins Free Pick 8/27/13

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The Miami Marlins are struggling this season but this isn’t a team expected to win now, they are building for the future. The marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 20-41 on the road this season, and they are 28.5 games back in the NL East. As ateam the Marlins are hitting .230 with Giancarlo Stanton hitting .251, Christian Yellich hitting .252, and Logan Morrison hitting .267. The Marlins pitching staff has an ERA of 3.72 with the starters at 3.75 and the bullpen at 3.66. For game one against the Nationals the Marlins star Nathan Eovaldi who has lost his last four decisions. For the season Eovaldi has allowed 62 hits and 30 earned runs while striking out 49 over 70.2 innings for a 2-4 record and a 3.82 ERA.

Washington is 5-1 in their last games, 5-0 as a favorite, and 4-9 in their last 13 game one of a series. Miami is 29-60 following a loss, 20-50 in their last 70 road games, and 1-4 in Eovaldi’s last five starts. Miami is 1-4 in their last five games in Washington. 

Washington is heavily favored here and as team they should be and even though this is a big number I am going with the Nationals here.

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Washington Nationals -156

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