In today’s MLB betting guide, the Washington Nationals look to knock off the Miami Marlins, while the Los Angeles Dodgers try to win another game behind their stellar pitching against the San Diego Padres.
Washington Nationals (-125) vs Miami Marlins (+105)
The worse team, the Nationals are the favorite in this one and mostly because of the pitching matchup. Trevor Rogers, the starting pitcher for the Marlins can’t be trusted and has consistently pitched poorly this season after a very good 2021. He has failed to pitch deeper than five innings since April 28 and has given up three or more runs in six of his past seven games, the other having given up two. The Marlins have a chance in games when their pitching is helping, but Rogers hasn’t given them much of a chance to win since their batting is below average.
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As for the Nationals, they are 6-4 in their past 10 and don’t get much of an advantage at home considering they’re 14-27. The good news for them is the Marlins are 15-24 on the road. The Nationals are sixth in the league in hits and since Rogers has given up 72 hits in 63 innings, the Nationals should be able to tag him for a good number of runs in the first half of the game. With Josiah Gray on the mound for the Nationals, it should also give them confidence as he’s pitched very well lately giving up four runs in his past 29 innings and twice striking out nine batters. With a pitcher as hot as Gray and one as cold as Rogers, things should fall into place for the Nationals, so take them to win today as well as the under (U9, +100).
Los Angeles Dodgers (-175) vs San Diego Padres (+145)
I don’t normally like to bet against the San Diego Padres since they’ve been able to win games when some of their top players have been out, but today is against the Dodgers and the pitching matchup has too large of a gap to ignore. Manny Machado is back for the Padres, but Will Myers is on the injured list. As for the Dodgers, Mookie Betts remains out. The Dodgers sit one win ahead of the Padres in the standings and have won two in a row coming into this one with a record of 7-3 in their past 10. The Dodgers shouldn’t be too worried about offense considering their entire batting order is hitting well.
The Dodgers beat the Padres in a low-scoring affair in the first game of the series with a much better pitcher on the mound for the Padres. Today it’s Blake Snell who’s 0-5 and has a 5.60 ERA and 1.44 WHIP (walks+hits per inning pitched) against the Dodgers Tony Gonsolin who holds a record of 9-0 with a 1.58 ERA and 0.85 WHIP. The odds are solid for how much the pitchers will affect the outcome of the game. Take the Dodgers hands down as well as the over (O7.5, -110) considering it’s set very low.
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