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Marlins at Nationals - 5/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (18-15) at Washington Nationals (21-13)

MLB Baseball: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

T Koehler (2-3) (5.83) vs. G Gonzalez (2-1) (2.19)

The Line: Washington Nationals / Miami Marlins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


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

The Miami Marlins look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Marlins have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and nine of their last 16 games. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 4.12 and have won 10 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Martin Prado leads Miami with 44 hits, Giancarlo Stanton has 24 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has six home runs. Tom Koehler gets the ball, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.83 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 4-7 with a 4.25 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

Marlins at Nationals - 5/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Washington Nationals could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Nationals allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Washington Nationals have an ERA of 2.88 ERA and have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 52 hits, Bryce Harper has 27 RBI and Ryan Zimmerman has three home runs. Gio Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 6-3 with a 2.38 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 11-4 in Koehlers last 15 starts with 5 days of rest. The Nationals are 38-17 in their last 55 games following an off day and 21-10 in Gonzalezs last 31 home starts. The Marlins are 8-23 in the last 31 meetings in Washington.

The Nationals aren't exactly the hottest team in the world at the moment. Meanwhile, the Marlins are and are an impressive 10-5 on the road. So, with the way both teams are playing at the moment, I'm going to side with the Marlins in this spot. 

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