Marlins vs. Nationals - 4/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (7-9) at Miami Marlins (5-11)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Marlins Park)
S Strasburg (1-1) (4.50) vs. T Koehler (1-2) (6.75)
The Line: Miami Marlins +115 / Washington Nationals -125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, FSN-FL
The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins play game two of their three-game series Saturday.
The Washington Nationals look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Nationals have scored just eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Nats are 2-7 this season when scoring three or less runs. Ian Desmond leads Washington with 20 hits and five RBI while Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper have combined for 22 RBI. The Washington Nationals have yet to look like the World Series contenders many thought they would be. Stephen Strasburg gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 9-5 with a 3.44 ERA and 101 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Marlins have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Marlins have won 10 of their last 14 games when topping three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 27 hits and 10 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria have combined for 24 RBI. The Miami Marlins can only hope they can continue digging themselves out of their early hole. Tom Koehler takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Koehler is 2-3 with a 4.03 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 4-1 in Strasburgs last 5 road starts. The Marlins are 5-13 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Koehlers last 5 starts as a home underdog. The Nationals are 6-2 in Strasburgs last 8 starts vs. Marlins.
The Nationals simply can't put runs on the board and are showing no signs of improving, either. Meanwhile, the fish are slowly starting to play like the playoff contender we thought we would see. I'll take the home team for the plus money.