Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Prediction MLB Picks 4/26/24

Miami Marlins (6-20) vs Washington Nationals (10-13)

Game Info: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:10 pm (loanDepot park)

Jesus Luzardo (0-2) (6.58) vs Trevor Williams (2-0) (2.91)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins -150 / Washington Nationals +138 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article we will formulate a Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Prediction for this MLB game on Friday, April 26th at loanDepot Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Nationals recent form and recent player performance 

-The Marlins recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Miami

-Recent betting trends in games played between Washington and Miami.

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Nationals vs Marlins.

Nationals Coming off a Close Victory

The Nationals faced off against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday an d the pitching was good, but the offense didn’t do enough. The offense only managed one run on the way to the defeat. The Nationals are averaging 3.61 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.52 runs per game. The offense hasn’t been good enough and they are ranked 25th in the league while the defense is ranked 23rd. The Nationals need to find a way to get the offense more consistent. CJ Abmas has been the top player hitting six home runs and driving in 12 RBis. 

The Marlins Are Awful

The Marlins have been awful this season and they are coming off another loss in the last game. The Marlins faced off against the Atlanta Braves in the last game and the pitching wasn’t bad, but the offense only managed three runs. Luis Arraez is finally figuring out his swing, and he finished with three hits and one run. Jesus Sanchez also hit a home run. The Marlins are going to need to string together more hits. The Marlins are averaging 3.39 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.19 runs per game. The offense is ranked 28th in the league while the pitching is ranked 27th. Bryan De La Cruz has hit five home runs and driven in 14 RBIs. 

Luzardo Has Been Disappointing for Marlins

Getting the start for the Marlins will be Jesus Luzardo who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 6.58. In the last game against the Cubs he went six innings giving up three hits and two runs. Two starts ago against the Atlanta Braves he went five innings giving up seven hits and five earned runs. 

Miami Marlins Player Prop Facts

  • Josh Bell has hit a home run in three of his last five home appearances against the Nationals.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Marlins' last five home games against NL opponents.
  • Luis Arraez has recorded two or more hits in eight of his nine previous appearances in night games against NL East teams that held a losing record.
  • Luis Arraez has scored at least one run in each of the Marlins' last five games against the Nationals.
  • Luis Arraez has recorded two or more total bases in eight of his nine previous appearances in night games against NL East teams that held a losing record.
  • Jesus Luzardo has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last seven home appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Luis Arraez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 11 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded a Double in each of the Marlins' last three night games against opponents that held a losing record.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five road appearances against NL East opponents.
  • CJ Abrams has scored at least one run in each of the Nationals' last four games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Trevor Williams has recorded four or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Lane Thomas has hit a home run in each of the Nationals' last three games against the Marlins.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 appearances against the Marlins.
  • Luis Garcia has recorded at least one Single in each of the Nationals' last seven games.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances against the Marlins.
  • CJ Abrams ranks 6th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.628) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Miami Marlins rank 30th in the league for walks allowed this season (112).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 29th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.320).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 2nd in the league for steals this season (40).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 29th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.279).

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Prediction

The Marlins and Nationals could be involved in some ugly games this weekend but the good news for these teams is that one team will come away with wins. Jesus Luzardo has been so awful for the Marlins and two starts ago he gave up five runs. The Nationals offense has been inconsistent but they are going to find enough success scoring, and that will be the difference as the Marlins are going to get the job done. Back the Marlins on the money line to secure the victory here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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