MIAMI vs. WASHINGTON 5/27/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The MIAMI and the WASHINGTON will both be gunning for a victory on 5/27/2019 at 1:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

MIAMI vs WASHINGTON
GAME: Miami Marlins (16-34) at Washington Nationals (22-31)
DATE/TIME: Monday, May 27 – 1:05 PM EST
WHERE: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia

ROT TEAM PS OU RL
901 MIAMI 8 (-280)
(-280)
7.5 (-110) 240
-280
902 WASHINGTON

TV: 1:05 p.m. ET, ESPN, FS Florida (Miami), MASN (Washington)
LINE: -280
PREDICTION: Nationals 5, Marlins 1

Oddsmakers currently have the WASHINGTON listed as -280 point favorites versus the MIAMI, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

All the Washington Nationals needed to start turning their season around was a visit from the Miami Marlins. The Nationals will try to keep rolling and finish off a four-game sweep when they host the Marlins in the series finale on Monday afternoon.

Washington dropped five in a row and 13 of 18 to fall 12 games under .500 and bring about some questions about the job security of manager Dave Martinez, but a solid weekend against the National League-worst Marlins is quieting some of that talk. The Nationals had to ride out another rollercoaster performance from the bullpen while scratching out a 12-10 victory in Friday’s opener, but got a shutout from Patrick Corbin on Saturday and survived another scare from the relief corps in Sunday’s 9-6 triumph. Miami fell into a 9-0 hole after the first seven innings on Saturday before giving themselves a chance behind big hits from Brian Anderson and Neil Walker. The Marlins will try to get Nationals ace Max Scherzer out of the game early on Monday while trying to provide some support for right-hander Jose Urena.

Tony’s Pick TEAM
WASHINGTON -280

PITCHING MATCHUP: Marlins RH Jose Urena (2-6, 4.30 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Max Scherzer (2-5, 3.41)

Urena is riding a streak of three consecutive quality starts and earned a win at Detroit on Wednesday while allowing three runs – two earned – and seven hits in six frames. The 27-year-old Dominican received a total of 15 runs of support in his two wins but 13 in his other eight outings, with the offense leaving him on the wrong end of three shutouts. Urena’s first win of the season came at home against Washington on April 20, when he scattered two earned runs and eight hits over six innings in a 9-3 final.

Scherzer is trying to find his Cy Young form and enjoyed his first scoreless outing of the season when he held the New York Mets to four hits while striking out nine in six frames on Wednesday. The 34-year-old is not getting a lot of help from his bullpen or offense and is 1-3 in his last eight turns despite registering seven quality starts in that span. Scherzer, who leads the National League with 96 strikeouts, endured his worst start of the season while going up against Urena on April 20 and was ripped for seven runs – six earned – on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

WALK-OFFS

1. The Nationals signed veteran RHP George Kontos to a minor league contract.

2. Miami CF Harold Ramirez is 12-for-24 with eight runs scored in his last six games.

3. Washington LF Juan Soto hit safely in each of his last 10 games.

PREDICTION: Nationals 5, Marlins 1

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