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Nationals vs. Marlins - 8/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (51-76) at Washington Nationals (63-62)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Adam Conley (1-1) (4.88) vs. J Zimmermann (10-8) (3.54)

The Line: Washington Nationals -260 / Miami Marlins +237 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSFL/MASN

The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Miami Marlins need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Marlins have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Marlins have lost 19 straight when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 157 hits and 35 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 88 RBI. The Miami Marlins have split their last eight road games. Adam Conley gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.88 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This is Conley’s first career game against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Marlins - 8/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Nationals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Nationals have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 137 hits and 76 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 89 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won five of their last eight home games. Max Scherzer takes the hill, and he’s 11-10 with a 2.79 ERA and 201 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 19-40 in their last 59 road games and 6-21 in their last 27 vs. National League East. The Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Scherzers last 7 starts. The Marlins are 8-24 in the last 32 meetings in Washington. 

The Nats have to keep the ball rolling if they're going to have any chance to make the playoffs. The Marlins are just way too inconsistent and haven't had any success playing in Washington. Give me the Nationals and the RL.

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Washington Nationals -1.5

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