Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals - 6/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (42-27) at Miami Marlins (30-37)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
T Roark (6-4) (4.39) vs. E Volquez (3-7) (3.72)
The Line: Miami Marlins +121 / Washington Nationals -131 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, FSFL
The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins meet Monday in MLB action at Marlins Park.
The Washington Nationals could use a win here after losing seven of their last 12 games. The Nationals have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Washington Nationals have lost 13 of their last 16 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Daniel Murphy leads the Nationals with 89 hits and 46 RBI while Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper have combined for 156 hits and 105 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 6-4 with a 4.39 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Roark is 5-8 with a 3.76 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins could use a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Marlins have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have won 15 of their last 18 games when scoring more than three runs. Marcell Ozuna leads the Marlins with 84 hits and 49 RBI while Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich have combined for 149 hits and 50 RBI. Edinson Volquez gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 3.72 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 2-3 with a 3.77 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 11-3 in their last 14 road games, 7-2 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 26-12 in Roarks last 38 starts. The Marlins are 5-0 in their last 5 home games, 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League East. The Nationals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Marlins offense has been on fire recently, and Roark has allowed a combined 13 earned runs in his last 18.2 innings of work. This current Marlins lineup is also hiting nearly .300 against Roark in their career, which includes just 38 strikeouts in 237 at bats. On the other side, Volquez has given up just seven hits and four earned runs in his last 20 innings and has a solid 3.18 ERA at home this season. This is a game where the value is on the fish and the plus money.