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Nationals vs. Marlins - 9/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (62-83) at Washington Nationals (74-70)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

J Fernandez (5-0) (2.06) vs. T Roark (4-5) (4.38)

The Line: Washington Nationals -185 / Miami Marlins +175 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSFL/MASN

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

The Miami Marlins look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Marlins have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Marlins have won nine straight when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 182 hits and 39 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 102 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won five of their last six road games. Jarred Cosart gets the ball, and he’s 1-4 with a 4.58 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Cosart is 0-2 with a 2.82 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Marlins - 9/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won four straight when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 159 hits and 92 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 102 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won six of their last nine home games. Tanner Roark takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Roark is 2-3 with a 2.35 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. National League East and 1-4 in Cosarts last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Nationals are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Roarks last 6 home starts. The Marlins are 9-26 in the last 35 meetings in Washington. 

Both the Nats and the Marlins are finally playing some decent baseball and are tearing the cover off the ball right now. Instead of messng with this crazy chalk, I'm siding with the over on a rather low line. Both clubs stay hot here against two shaky pitchers.

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Over 7.5

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