Marlins vs. Nationals - 9/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (88-61) at Miami Marlins (74-75)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
M Latos (7-2) (4.57) vs. W Chen (5-4) (4.99)
The Line: Miami Marlins +117 / Washington Nationals -127 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Washington Nationals look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 18 games. The Nationals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 13 games. The Washington Nationals offense has been hit or miss as of late, and they’ve won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 184 hits, Anthony Rendon has 78 RBI and Wilson Ramos has 21 home runs. A.J. Cole gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Cole’s first career game against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing 13 of their last 20 games. The Marlins have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Miami Marlins have an ERA of 3.99 and have lost 10 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Martin Prado leads Miami with 175 hits, Christian Yelich has 93 RBI and J.T. Realmuto has 10 home runs. Wei-Yin Chen takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.99 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Chen is 1-4 with a 4.80 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Coles last 5 starts. The Marlins are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Chens last 7 starts. The under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Chen hasn't pitched in quite some time due to injury and he wasn't that good when he was pitching healthy. The Nats are a team that keeps winning and the Marlins are playing like a team that knows postseason hopes are gone. Give me the better team and cheap price.