Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals - 8/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (63-41) at Miami Marlins (49-55)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
A Cole (1-0) (1.50) vs. V Worley (0-2) (6.42)
The Line: Miami Marlins +110 / Washington Nationals -120 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, FSFL
Down at Marlins Park on Wednesday, the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins will be finishing up their MLB series.
On Monday, the Nats eked out a 1-0 victory. In the Tuesday game, Washington made it two straight with a 7-6 win.
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The Nats will be going with RHP AJ Cole on Wednesday. Cole has just one start in the Majors this year, going 6.0 innings with one earned against the Phillies.
Washington has some great hitters this year. Coming into Tuesday, Daniel Murphy had 124 hits, 67 runs, 17 homers and 73 RBI, while Bryce Harper had 120 hits, 86 runs, 27 homers and 80 RBI. Harper put up one hit on Tuesday; Murphy had a hit and a run.
Over on the Marlins’ side, they’re going with RHP Vance Worley on Wednesday. In his 33.2 innings and 0-2 record this year, Worley has a 6.42 ERA with 29 Ks and 11 BBs.
Miami has some solid hitters as well this year. Dee Gordon entered Tuesday with 124 hits, 67 runs and 21 RBI, while Marcel Ozuna had 124 hits, 60 runs, 24 homers and 81 RBI. Gordon had a hit, a run and an RBI on Tuesday; Ozuna ripped a homer with three hits, two runs and three RBI.
The Nationals are 4-0 in their last four during game three of a series and 97-46 in their last 143 Wednesday games. The over is 5-2 in the Nats’ last seven during game three of a series, and the under is 6-1 in the Nats’ last seven games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 6-2 in their last eight Wednesday games, and the over is 12-4 in Miami’s last 16 Wednesday games. The over is also 6-2-1 in the Marlins’ last nine during game three of a series, and Miami is 4-10 in their last 14 home games.
In Worley’s most recent start against the Reds last week, he went just 4.0 innings and allowed four hits with three earned. He likely won’t last too long here either, and going up against that formidable Nationals offense I don’t think it will be pretty. I’ll take Washington for the victory here.