Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins - 8/24/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins - 8/24/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins (11-11) at Washington Nationals (11-14)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 24, 2020 at 6:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Pablo Lopez (2-1) (2.42) vs. Austin Voth (0-2) (5.00)

The Line: Washington Nationals -145 / Miami Marlins +134 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals meet Monday in MLB action at Nationals Park.

The Miami Marlins need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Marlins have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Marlins have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Villar leads the Marlins with 25 hits and eight RBI while Jesus Aguilar and Corey Dickerson have combined for 40 hits and 21 RBI. Pablo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 0-2 with a 8.87 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

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The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Nationals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Nationals have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 31 hits and 13 RBI while Asdrubal Cabrera and Juan Soto have combined for 45 hits and 33 RBI. Austin Voth gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Voth’s second career game against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 24-49 in their last 73 games as an underdog, 17-38 in their last 55 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Nationals are 9-4 in their last 13 Monday games, 66-32 in their last 98 games as a favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The over is 5-1 in Marlins last 6 overall. The over is 9-1 in Nationals last 10 overall. The Marlins are 18-52 in the last 70 meetings in Washington and 13-38 in the last 51 meetings.

Pablo Lopez has allowed six earned runs and 21 hits through 22.1 innings this season, while Austin Voth has allowed eight runs and 16 hits in his last 13 innings. The Miami Marlins have the pitching edge in this contest, and they're a desperate team that needs a victory and is starting to get key players back from COVID. The Washington Nationals still have struggle stringing wins together this season, so while they won yesterday, they're due for a loss with that trend continuing. Give me the Marlins and the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Miami Marlins +134

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