Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday April 24th, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST on the MASN2 Television Network.
The (7-9) Washington Nationals of the National League East Division will take the take the trip to “SOUTH BEACH” for the start of a three-game set. Washington will play the (6-11) Miami Marlins also of the National League East in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Marlins Park the shadow of downtown Miami, Florida. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Washington Nationals must get their act together fast. The Miami Marlins management opened up their wallets for the first time in franchise history. The opening betting line has Washington as a -115 road favorite; the betting total is 7′ runs for Friday’s game.
The 2015 Washington Nationals lost two of three to the St.Louis Cardinals in their most recent series, including a 4-1 loss in the finale on April 23rd. Washington is third in the NL East, six games out of first place. Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond and Ryan Zimmerman lead the team offensively. The Nationals scored twenty-seven runs in their recent seven-game home stand. The Nationals continue the road trip in the “PEACH STATE” against the Braves on Monday April 27th. They conclude the trip in New York, against the Mets on May 3rd. Right Fielder Jason Werth has been getting rest; he was out of Thursday’s loss to the Cardinals. Washington has to have Werth healthy. The betting odds over the total are 7-2-1 Washington last ten baseball games overall. The betting odds under the total are 20-7-1 Washington last twenty-eight MLB games as a betting odds favorite. Right Hander Jordan Zimmermann (1-2) with a 6.14 ERA this season will be on the mound for game one of the 2015 MLB Predictions series in “SOUTH FLORIDA”. The Wisconsin native went 6.1 innings, giving up four hits and four runs in a 5-3 home loss to the Phillies on April 18th, his last outing. Washington is 9-2 their last eleven baseball games against Miami when Zimmerman is on the pitcher’s mound. The Washington Nationals are 15/2 to win the 2015 Major League Baseball World Series.
The 2015 Miami Marlins have lost five of their last seven but took two in a row in Philadelphia, including a 9-1 win on April 23rd. Miami is in a tie with Philadelphia in the NL East standings, eight games out of the lead. Second Baseman Dee Gordon has been a welcomed addition, he leads the team in base hits and has a team-leading .348 Batting Average. Right Fielder Giancarlo Stanton is the leader in Home Runs and RBI’S. Stanton is coming around and earning his high salary. Miami will play at Marlins Park until May 3rd when they hit the road again. Miami scored fifty runs on their recent ten-game road trip. Left Fielder Christian Yelich is questionable Friday with a bad back. Miami is only 5-16 their last twenty-one baseball games as a betting odds underdog. The betting odds under the total are 9-3-1 their last thirteen MLB contest as a betting odds underdog. The Miami Marlins will send Right Hander Mat Latos (0-3) with a 10.24 ERA on the hill for game one. The South Florida native has been getting lit up since signing with the Marlins. Miami is only 8-22 their last thirty baseball games against the Washington Nationals. The Miami Marlins are 28/1 to win the 2015 National League Crown.