The Washington Nationals will remain at loanDepot Park for the second of this three-game series against the Miami Marlins. Miami is unbeaten in four games against the Nationals in 2022. Right-hander Joan Adon will get the start for Washington and will be opposed by Marlins righty Cody Poteet. The starting pitching will ultimately affect the MLB lines for this game.
The Washington Nationals have been a decent offensive team and rank 19th with a .676 OPS. They are averaging 4.11 runs per game and are trying to alleviate pressure off their pitching staff. Right fielder Juan Soto has been doing very well with an .865 OPS with eight homers and 11 RBI while also stealing three bases. He also has drawn more walks (28) than strikeouts (26). The offense should begin to click here and scratch across a win.
Marlins: Hitting Better Than Expected
The Miami Marlins are actually hitting the ball well as they are 12th in MLB with a .706 OPS while averaging 4.26 runs per game. Second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr has been hitting the cover off the baseball, as he has a .926 OPS with six homers and 25 RBIs while also stealing six bases. His offensive production really makes it tougher to go against the Marlins on the sportsbooks.
Nationals vs Marlins Head-to-Head
These divisional opponents are going to play 19 times during the regular season. This will be the fifth game meeting and the Marlins are currently 4-0 against the Nationals after Monday’s 8-2 win. Their head-to-head record will also show how the scores and odds will be affected in this game.
The Nationals have failed to pick up a victory in their first four games against the Marlins. Adon has been struggling on the mound, going 3.2 innings and allowing three runs on three hits with a hit by pitch, five walks and two strikeouts his last time out. Washington is going to struggle a bit after Soto in the lineup and Poteet has been pitching extremely well. Poteet has a 0.55 ERA entering his first start and tossed four scoreless innings in relief against Arizona in his last appearance. All in all, go with the Miami Marlins to win here with the MLB odds in their favor.
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