Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Matchup

At 1:35 PM ET, the Marlins and Nationals will face off in an NL East matchup. This one is taking place at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Marlins are 23-47 overall and they are sending Jesus Luzardo to the mound vs. the Nationals, who are 34-36 and starting Mitchell Parker.

The Nationals are the slight money line favorite for Sunday's matchup, with their odds sitting at -120 compared to the Marlins at +101. The over/under line is currently 8 runs, and BSFL will be televising this one.

Miami vs. Washington Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Marlins at Nationals
  • Where: Nationals Park Washington
  • Date: Sunday, June 16th
  • Betting Odds WSH -120 | MIA +101 O/U 8

Marlins vs Nationals Last Game Recap

Washington cruised to a 4-0 win over the Marlins in the most recent game of this series. The Nationals had a huge 2nd inning, scoring all four of their runs. As for the Marlins, they had their best scoring chance in the 8th inning, scoring two of their four runs.

DJ Herz pitched well for the Nationals in this one, going six innings and striking out 13 without giving up a run. He picked up a win in the game, while Trevor Rogers took the loss for Miami. Rogers went seven innings and gave up two earned runs.

Lane Thomas was the only player in the game to homer, going 2/4 with three RBIs. Joey Meneses and Ildemaro Vargas each had two hits and drove in a run for Washington's offense.

Marlins Preview

It's been a tough season for the Marlins, who are currently on a five-game losing streak and sit in 5th place in the NL East, 24 games behind the Phillies. Miami's overall series record is 5-16-1, and they have lost five straight series.

When the Marlins are favored, they are just 3-12 straight up and 1-14 against the run line. As underdogs, they have a 20-35 straight-up record and 27-28 ATS. Miami's games have averaged 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 37-32.

Jesús Luzardo gets the start for the Marlins today and will be looking to build off his last outing, where he picked up the win. Against the Mets on June 11th, he went 5 2/3 innings, giving up just two earned runs. Looking back further, Luzardo had given up at least two earned runs in three straight outings before that. His overall record is 3-5, and he has an ERA of 5.11. Luzardo's WHIP for the season is 1.22. Opposing batters have a batting average of .232 off Luzardo this year. So far, he has made four starts on the road and has a record of 1-2 with a 6.04 ERA in those outings.

Not only are the Marlins the worst home run hitting team in the league, but they are also near the bottom of the league in terms of runs per game, batting average, on-base percentage, and OPS. As a team, they are averaging just 3.5 runs per contest and have a collective on-base percentage of just .284. One thing to keep an eye on is their team ISO of .116, which is the worst mark in the league.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jake Burger have been two of the Marlins' hottest hitters of late, with Chisholm Jr. batting .375 over his last five games, and Burger is 6/17 in his last five games. Burger is also on a six-game hitting streak. Chisholm Jr. and Bryan De La Cruz are the Marlins' top home run hitters for the season.

Nationals Preview

Washington has been a profitable run line team this season, with a 43-27 record overall and a 25-13 mark on the road. As underdogs, they have a 38-24 run line record. The Nationals are 34-36 overall and have won two straight games, entering today's matchup on a five-game home winning streak.

When the over/under line has been set at 8 runs, Washington's O/U record is 5-5-1. The Nationals' overall O/U record is 32-35, with their games averaging 8.3 runs per game. The O/U line for today's game is also 8 runs.

Washington is sending left-hander Mitchell Parker to the mound today vs. the Marlins. He has made 11 starts this year and has a record of 4-3 with a 3.21 ERA. Parker's WHIP for the season is currently 1.09. In his 11 starts, he has turned in four quality starts and is averaging 6.71 strikeouts per nine innings. Parker most recently pitched vs. the Tigers, where he went 4 2/3 innings, giving up four hits, three walks, and one homer. He finished with a no decision in that outing. Before that, he had gone seven innings in back-to-back starts.

Washington's offense has been one of the worst in the league this season, averaging just 4.1 runs per game (22nd) and are 21st in home runs. As a team, they are batting .235, which is 12th in the league, and are also 8th in strikeouts. The Nationals' team OPS of .664 is also one of the worst marks in the league.

CJ Abrams and Joey Meneses have been the Nationals' top run producers this season, as they are both tied for the team lead with 36 RBIs. Abrams is also hitting .257 for the season and has gone deep 11 times. Meneses is batting .244 this season. Eddie Rosario has just a .185 batting average, but his seven homers are the 2nd most on the team.

Marlins vs. Nationals Prediction: Nationals ML -120

Our prediction for today's Marlins vs. Nationals game is that the Nationals will come out on top by a final score of 5-4. Given that they are at -120 on the money line, that is the way we would recommend playing this one.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Jesús Luzardo finishing with six strikeouts, and Mitchell Parker with five. However, we have Parker finishing with a better chance of picking up a win compared to Luzardo.

Offensively, the Nationals are projected to finish with nine hits compared to the Marlins with eight. The Marlins are actually projected to have the second-fewest home runs in the league today, with the Nationals being third-worst.

Another way you could look to play this one is by taking the Nationals to win and parlaying it with a player prop.

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