The Miami Marlins and the Washington nationals meet on Tuesday from Miami. All odds for all games can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Marlins are one of the more disappointing pointing teams in baseball have not met expectations. They are in last place in their division and sit 20 games in back in the NL East. Their pitching staff as a whole both starters and bullpen have vastly underachieved. Tonight they will send Ricky Nolasco to the mound who has lost six of the last seven decisions. He has allowed 172 hits in 149 innings of work.
The Nationals are gearing up for the postseason, but have lost four games coming into tonight. They are 41-26 on the road this season and sit 4.5 games up in their division. They will start their ace Stephen Strasburg tonight who is coming close to that innings limit set for him at the beginning of the season. Strasburg has a struck out 183 batters in 145 innings of work good enough for 2.85 ERA.
Miami is 2-7 in their last nine games following an off day, 1-4 in their last five games overall, and 1-6 in Nolasco’s last seven home starts against a team with a winning record. Washington is 9-3 in their last 12 games against a right handed starter, 10-4 in their last 14 road games against a team with a losing record, and 14-6 in their last 20 games following a loss. Washington is 17-39 in their last 56 games in Miami.
The Nationals have lost four in a row but we expect for them to start to rebound tonight. Give us Washington as a moneyline favorite in this game at the online sports books.