Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals - 9/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Washington Nationals (51-94) vs Miami Marlins (59-87)

Game Info: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 1:35 pm (Nationals Park)

Anibal Sanchez (2-5) (4.56) vs Sandy Alcantara (12-8) (2.43)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +164 / Miami Marlins -196 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins square off Sunday afternoon in a MLB contest at Nationals Park. The Miami Marlins need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. The Washington Nationals need a win after losing 7 of their last 9 games.

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The Miami Marlins have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Marlins have lost 15 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Miguel Rojas leads the Marlins with 102 hits and 33 RBI, while Garrett Cooper and Joey Wendle have combined for 184 hits and 79 RBI. Sandy Alcantara gets the ball, and he is 12-8 with a 2.43 ERA and 181 strikeouts this season. Alcantara is 4-6 with a 3.76 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Washington Nationals have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Nationals have won 6 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Nationals with 131 hits and 33 RBI, while Lane Thomas and Nelson Cruz have combined for 216 hits and 114 RBI. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 4.56 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 4-2 with a 3.06 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and 16-41 in their last 57 overall. The Nationals are 29-69 in their last 98 home games and 21-46 in their last 67 overall. The over is 7-3 in Marlins last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Nationals last 5 Sunday games. The Marlins are 32-67 in the last 99 meetings in Washington.

I'm not thrilled to back the Miami Marlins in any shape or form but Sandy Alcantara is on the mound here. It's the one time there's value in backing the Marlins. Anibal Sanchez hasn't been all that great this season, and he's been even worse at home where he has a 6.00 ERA. Give me the Marlins and the RL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Miami Marlins -1.5

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