Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins - 8/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (52-57) at Washington Nationals (65-44)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
V Worley (1-2) (5.31) vs. A.J. Cole (1-1) (4.91)
The Line: Washington Nationals -145 / Miami Marlins +135 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, MASN
Over at Nationals Park in DC on Tuesday, the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals will be picking up their MLB series once again.
In the Monday opener, the Nationals eked out a 3-2 win, out-hitting Miami 7-6.
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For Tuesday’s game, the Marlins will be bringing out RHP Vance Worley. In his 40.2 innings and 1-2 record this year, Worley has a 5.31 ERA with 32 Ks and 11 BBs.
Miami has some notable players this year. Dee Gordon came into this series with 129 hits, 72 runs and 23 RBI, while Marcel Ozuna had 129 hits, 63 runs, 26 homers and 87 RBI. Gordon and Ozuna combined to go 0-for-8 on Monday.
Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re going with AJ Cole on Tuesday. In his 11.0 innings and 1-0 record this year, Cole has a 4.91 ERA with seven Ks and eight BBs.
Washington has some big hitters as well. Daniel Murphy entered this series with 131 hits, 73 runs, 19 homers and 76 RBI while Bryce Harper had 126 hits, 89 runs, 28 homers and 81 RBI. Harper ripped a homer on Monday, but Murphy came up empty.
The Marlins are 4-0 in Worley’s last four starts and 4-0 in Worley’s last four starts on grass. The over is 3-0-1 in the Marlins last four in game two of a series, and 8-2-2 in the Marlins’ last 12 Tuesday games.
Meanwhile, the over is 4-0 in the Nationals’ last four in game two of a series and 10-4 in the Nats’ last 14 Tuesday games. Washington is also 9-2 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 2-7 in their last nine games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Worley has two recent starts to base conclusions on. In that pair, he has three earned on six hits over 11.0 innings. His last outing came against this same tough Nats offense, where he faced the minimum number of batters over 7.0 innings. I don’t think lightning will strike twice here, though, so I’ll take the Nationals for the victory.