Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals - 7/31/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (62-41) at Miami Marlins (49-54)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
G Gonzalez (8-5) (2.81) vs. J Urena (9-4) (4.04)
The Line: Miami Marlins +112 / Washington Nationals -122 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, FSFL
The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins meet Monday in MLB action at Marlins Park.
The Washington Nationals could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Washington Nationals have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads the Nationals with 124 hits and 73 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 230 hits and 155 RBI. Gio Gonzalez gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 2.81 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 7-3 with a 2.19 ERA and 88 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Miami Marlins have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Marcell Ozuna leads the Marlins with 124 hits and 81 RBI while Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich have combined for 233 hits and 76 RBI. Jose Urena gets the ball, and he is 9-4 with a 4.04 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Urena is 1-0 with a 6.10 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 8-2 in their last 10 road games, 59-29 in their last 88 vs. National League East and 5-2 in Gonzalezs last 7 road starts. The Marlins are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 4-1 in Urenas last 5 starts. The Nationals are 7-3 in Gonzalezs last 10 starts vs. Marlins and the under is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in Miami.
It's no secret Gio Gonzalez has been really sharp this season and is the better pitcher here, but the Nats have only won two of his last six starts. Meanwhile, Urena has allowed three or less earned runs in eight of his last 10 games, and the Marlins have won five of his last seven. The value is with Miami in this spot and the plus money, especially with Washington coming off a doubleheader Sunday.