Nationals vs Marlins Prediction - MLB PIcks 5/16/23

Miami Marlins (20-21) vs Washington Nationals (18-23)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 6:40 pm (loanDepot park)

Jesus Luzardo (3-2) (3.38) vs Josiah Gray (3-5) (2.96)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins -141 / Washington Nationals +130 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at loanDepot Park. 

Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals sit with an 18-23 record overall but they are coming off a victory. The Nationals offense scored 10 runs on the way to the seven run victory. The Nationals are averaging 4.05 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.54 runs per game. CJ Abrams has hit four home runs and driven in 22 RBIs. On the mound for the Nationals is Josiah Gray who sits with a 3-5 record and an ERA of 2.96. In his last start against the Giants he went seven innings giving up five hits and two runs. 

Marlins Betting Preview

The Marlins sit with a 20-21 record overall but they are coming off a win on Sunday. The pitching was strong giving up only one run to the Cincinnati Reds, and that is going to be the difference here. The Marlins are averaging 3.44 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.81 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th best in the league. On the mound for the Marlins will be Jesus Luzardo who sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 3.28. In his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks he went six innings giving up seven hits and one run. 

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Nationals vs Marlins Trends

Marlins are 6-1 in Luzardo's last 7 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game. : Nationals are 6-1 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game. Marlins are 5-1 in Luzardos last 6 home starts. Nationals are 1-8 in Grays last 9 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Shane’s Free Pick

Both teams are going to really struggle to score in this game. Gray and Luzardo have both been good this season and especially the Marlins bats are going to really struggle here. Look for neither team to reach four runs here. It’s a lean with the Nationals, but the stronger play is the under here. 

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