LoanDepot Park hosts an evening clash between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. The Marlins welcome the Nationals to town to begin a midweek series, and Miami enters with a 22-30 record. Both teams enjoyed an off day on Monday. Washington is on a three-game winning streak with a 21-35 overall record.
Caesars Sportsbook lists Miami as the as -180 favorite (risk $180 to win $100) on the money line) for this 6:40 p.m. ET first pitch. The total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over-under, is 8.5 in the latest Nationals vs. Marlins odds. Before locking in any Marlins vs. Nationals picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Nationals vs. Marlins, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Marlins vs. Nationals:
- Nationals vs. Marlins money line: Marlins -180, Nationals +160
- Nationals vs. Marlins over-under: 8.5 runs
- Nationals vs. Marlins run line: Marlins -1.5 (+110)
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- WASH: The Nationals are 12-17 in road games
- MIA: The Marlins are 12-14 in home games
Why you should back the Nationals
Washington has an effective offense, particularly in road games. The Nationals lead the NL in batting average (.279) and on-base percentage (.347) away from home, and their 18.7 percent strikeout rate in road tilts is the best in the league. Overall, Washington ranks in the top five of the NL in hits (480), doubles (95) and batting average (.255), while only striking out 408 times, a top-three mark in the NL.
Washington is keyed by one of the game's best hitters in Juan Soto, who blasted three home runs during last weekend's series against Cincinnati. The two-time Silver Slugger award winner has a career .425 on-base percentage and a .540 slugging percentage, with more walks than strikeouts this season. Miami's offense can also be wobbly, with the Marlins ranking below the NL average in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, home runs and doubles. The Marlins are also in the bottom three of the NL in runs scored (255) and walks (165) in 2022.
Why you should back the Marlins
Miami has a talented starting pitching option for Tuesday's game in 24-year-old right-hander Edward Cabrera. Cabrera is making only his second start of the season, but the young hurler threw six shutout innings at Coors Field in Denver earlier this month. In that start, he accumulated nine strikeouts and allowed just one hit, flashing substantial upside. On offense, Miami has been excellent at home this season, posting a .250 batting average, .323 on-base percentage and .410 slugging percentage.
The Marlins are electric on the base paths, as evidenced by a top-three mark in the NL with 10 triples, and Miami is facing a Washington team that is facing bullpen issues. The Nationals have a 4.59 ERA from their relievers this season, and the team's relief group has struck out less than a batter per inning in 2022.
How to make Nationals vs. Marlins picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 8.9 combined runs, and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.
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