Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 6/15/24

Washington Nationals (32-36) vs Miami Marlins (23-45)

Game Info: Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

DJ Herz (0-1) (6.48) vs Trevor Rogers (1-7) (5.37)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals -123 / Miami Marlins +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals meet Saturday in MLB game 2 action at Nationals Park. Here’s a Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Prediction.

Miami Marlins Betting Preview

The Miami Marlins are 23-46 on the year after losses to the Guardians and Mets. The Miami Marlins have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Miami Marlins have lost 4 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bryan De La Cruz leads the Miami Marlins with 66 hits and 30 RBI, while Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Josh Bell have combined for 123 hits and 64 RBI.

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Washington Nationals are 33-36 on the year after wins over the Braves and Tigers. The Washington Nationals have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The Washington Nationals have won 5 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. CJ Abrams leads the Washington Nationals with 66 hits and 36 RBI, while Jesse Winker and Luis Garcia Jr. have combined for 116 hits and 59 RBI.

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Pitching Matchup

Trevor Rogers gets the ball for the Miami Marlins, and he is 1-7 with a 5.37 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Rogers has allowed 8 hits and 5 runs in his last 11 innings. Rogers has a 5.40 ERA and .299 allowed batting average in 23.1 road innings. Rogers is 3-3 with a 3.48 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Washington Nationals.

DJ Herz gets the ball for the Washington Nationals, and he is 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. Herz has allowed 11 hits and 6 runs in 8.1 innings this season. Herz has walked 5 batters and has a 1.92 WHIP. This will be Herz’s first career game against the Miami Marlins.

Why the Washington Nationals will win

  • The Marlins have lost each of their last eight games after playing the previous day.
  • The favorites have won each of the last nine games between the Marlins and Nationals at Nationals Park.
  • The favorites have covered the run line in each of the Marlins' last seven games at Nationals Park.
  • The Marlins have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine games against the Nationals following a loss.
  • The Marlins have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five Saturday games against opponents that held a losing record.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Lane Thomas has hit a home run in seven of his last eight appearances against the Marlins at Nationals Park.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded a Double in three of the Nationals' last four games against NL East opponents at Nationals Park.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against the Marlins at Nationals Park.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last eight appearances against the Marlins at Nationals Park.
  • Lane Thomas has scored a run in each of his last eight appearances against the Marlins at Nationals Park.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances in day games against NL East teams that held a losing record.
  • Luis Garcia has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances with the Nationals as home favorites against the Marlins.

Miami Marlins Player Prop Facts

  • Jazz Chisholm has hit a home run in two of the Marlins' last three day games against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Marlins' last seven road games against the Nationals.
  • Jazz Chisholm has scored at least one run in four of the Marlins' last five road games against the Nationals.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one Single in nine of the Marlins' last 10 day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Trevor Rogers has recorded four or more strikeouts in 15 of his last 17 appearances with the Marlins as road underdogs against NL East opponents.
  • Jazz Chisholm has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances at Nationals Park against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jesus Sanchez has recorded at least one total base in 14 of his last 15 road appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Washington Nationals rank T28th in the league for triples this season (6).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (59).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 29th in the league for RBI's this season (237).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 29th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.350).

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Prediction

I'm not running to the window to get behind DJ Herz, as he hasn't been great in his first two starts. However, the Nats are the better team, no matter how you slice it. The Miami Marlins just can't string together wins, and Trevor Rogers has been a shell of himself after a strong rookie year. Lousy pitching matchup, but if forced to pick, you just trust your gut by grabbing the better team at home with the cheap price. Give me the Nats.

Randy’s Pick Washington Nationals -123

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