Nationals vs Marlins Prediction - MLB Picks 5/18/23
Miami Marlins (21-21) vs Washington Nationals (18-24)
Game Info: Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 1:10 pm (loanDepot park)
Eury Perez (0-0) (3.86) vs Trevor Williams (1-1) (4.23)
Betting Odds: Miami Marlins -151 / Washington Nationals +139 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at loanDepot Park. On Wednesday it was the Marlins that were able to secure the 4-3 victory.
Nationals Betting Preview
The Nationals sit with an 18-25 record overall and on Wednesday the offense scored only three runs. The Nationals are averaging 4.02 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.54 runs per game. The offense is ranked 25th in the league while the pitching is ranked 16th. The offense has been the biggest issue for this team. Trevor Williams gets the start for the Nationals and he sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 4.23. In his last appearance against the New York Mets, he went 2.1 innings giving up two hits and one run.
Marlins Betting Preview
The Marlins sit with a 22-21 record overall and on Wednesday the pitching was the difference. Edward Cabrera went five innings giving up five hits and two runs. The Marlins are averaging 3.45 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.75 runs per game. The offense is ranked 29th while the pitching is ranked 19th. Jorge Soler has hit 11 home runs and driven in 24 RBIs. On the mound for the Marlins will be Eury Perez and he is going to be making his major league debut here.
Nationals vs Marlins Trends
Over is 7-1 in Marlins last 8 vs. National League East. Under is 6-1 in Nationals last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter. Over is 5-1 in Marlins last 6 Thursday games. Over is 5-1 in Marlins last 6 home games. Over is 5-1 in Nationals last 6 during game 3 of a series.
Shane’s Free Pick
Perez is going to make his major league debut, and he’s going to struggle in this game. I also don’t trust Trevor Williams and that is going to be the difference here. Both of these teams are going to have no issue running up the score, and this game is going to be higher scoring. Back the over. This is one of my favorite plays on the board.
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