Marlins at Nationals - 5/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (12-13) at Washington Nationals (12-14)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
D Phelps (1-0) (3.37) vs. J Zimmermann (2-2) (4.88)
The Line: Washington Nationals -164 / Miami Marlins +154 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, MASN
The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Miami Marlins look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Marlins have allowed nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Marlins have won 10 of their last 11 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Dee Gordon leads Miami with 44 hits and 11 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 40 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five of their last seven games on the road. David Phelps gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Phelps’ first career game against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Nationals have allowed zero runs in their last two games and three or less runs in four of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won five of their last six games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos have combined for 48 hits and 16 RBI while Ryan Zimmerman leads Washington with 16 RBI. The Washington Nationals have split their last six games on their home field. Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA and 91 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 5-0 in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 59-27 in Zimmermanns last 86 starts. The Marlins are 7-22 in the last 29 meetings in Washington.
Both pitching rotations have found themselves, and this series is big for two teams looking to get back in the NL East. I like the under in this spot.