Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins - 7/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals
Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 10:05 AM (Nationals Park )
Washington Nationals -195 / Miami Marlins +183 O/U: 10
TV: MASN, FSFL
The Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals will match up on the MLB diamond Thursday to complete their MLB series.
In Tuesday’s game one of this set, the Nats eked out a 3-2 win. On Wednesday, Washington took it 3-1.
For the Thursday game, the Marlins will be sending out Elieser Hernandez in the start. Across his 24.1 innings and 1-2 mark this year, Hernandez has a 4.07 ERA with 26 Ks and six walks.
Miami posted six hits in the Wednesday loss. Two of those belonged to Miguel Rojas, who also struck out twice.
Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re going with Anibal Sanchez in the start Thursday. This year over 77.2 innings and a 4-6 mark, Sanchez has a 3.82 ERA with 73 Ks and 30 BBs.
Washington scored a two-run homer in the sixth inning off the bat of Brian Dozier, who also doubled as a key hitter Wednesday.
The Marlins are 12-39 in their last 51 Thursday games and 2-7 in Hernandez’s last nine starts. Miami is 18-40 in their last 58 in game three of a series and the over is 6-1 in their last seven in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 6-2 in their last eight in game three of a series and 7-3 in their last 10 Thursday games. Washington is 6-1 in Sanchez’s last seven starts and 5-2 in his last seven home starts.
Hernandez has been pretty solid recently, despite his 0-2 record over his last four games. In that time he’s given up no more than three earned runs in an outing, and got a victory his last time out.
As for Sanchez, he has two quality starts in his last three tries, and is 4-0 since May 10. I like Sanchez to keep rolling here and help the Nats to a victory.