Washington vs Miami Pro Baseball Spread Analysis

Posted by Eric Williams on April 19, 2016 in

Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals will look to snap their modest two-game skid when they visit a Miami Marlins ballclub looking to win consecutive games for the second time this season. Now, let’s find out if the World Series hopeful Nats will get the pro baseball odds win in this one.

How To Bet The Nationals @ Marlins MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Wednesday, April 20 – 7:10 PM EST
Where: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Radio: Nationals and Marlins
TV Stream: MASN2
Probable Starters: Washington: Joe Ross (2-0) vs Miami: Wei-Yen Chen (0-0)

Why Bet the Washington Nationals

Washington (9-3, 7-5 RL) looks like a good bet in this contest because starter Joe Ross has been absolutely phenomenal through two starts this season.

The big right-hander shut Philadelphia out for 7.2 innings in his last starts while allowing just three hits, striking out five and walking two. The outing came after Ross held Miami to one run on five hits, five strikeouts and two walks in 7.0 innings in his first start of the season on April 10. Ross has given up just one run through two starts spanning 14.2 innings while striking out 10 and walking four.

Why Bet the Miami Marlins

Miami (4-7, 6-5 RL) doesn’t look like a good bet here at all.The Marlins may be coming off a series-opening 6-1 beat down of Washington on Monday, but the Marlins are just 1-5 at home this season and have lost both of Wei-Yen Chen’s start this season.

A bruised left elbow prevented Chen from facing the Nationals on April 10. But Chen looked fantastic in limiting Atlanta to two runs on four hits and six strikeouts of a 6-3 loss on Friday.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Washington Nationals are the easy pick in this contest as they look to snap a modest skid and get some revenge against Miami for Monday night’s resounding loss. The Nats are sending a red-hot hurler to the mound to start this contest while Miami has struggled behind Wei-Yen Chen.

The Nats have the far better defense as they give up just 2.50 runs per game compared to Miami’s 4.3 3 runs allowed per contest. Washington has won five of the last eight meetings and will get the ‘W’ in this one again. The Nats are +$524 against the Moneyline while Miami is a dismal -$444.

My final score prediction: Washington 5 Miami 2