Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins 5-18-23 MLB Analysis, Bets and Odds

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins 5/18/23 – Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins are gearing up for the three-game divisional series. The Nationals will send Trevor Williams out on the mound, while the Marlins will counter with Eury Perez. MLB betting forums anticipate the Miami Marlins to win here against the Nationals.

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins

Date & Time: Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 1:10 PM ET

Location: loanDepot park in Miami, FL

TV: Bally Sports Florida

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins 5/18/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +142

Spread: +1.5 (-150)

Total: 8 over (-120)


Moneyline: -154

Spread: -1.5 (+130)

Total: 8 under (+100)

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins Analysis

The Washington Nationals have shown tremendous competitiveness recently, winning their series against the San Francisco Giants and splitting a four-game set with the New York Mets. On Monday night alone, they scored 10 runs. But their average of 4.05 runs per game ranks 24th in MLB; collectively, they have amassed 170 runs with an on-base percentage of 0.324.

CJ Abrams, acquired through the Juan Soto trade, has shown tremendous promise since making his MLB debut. After an initial slow start, Abrams has recently shown signs of life with seven RBIs recorded over his last seven games against Marlins last season and an outstanding 10-for-27 performance with an OPS of 0.926 against them this year; currently holding 22 RBIs and an impressive OPS of 0.701.

On the pitching front, Trevor Williams will lead off for the Nationals. While Williams can sometimes be inconsistent, he has shown great promise this year with a 4.23 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 1-1 record in 38.1 innings pitched, and an influential 3.60 ERA against Marlin’s opponents over 30 career innings pitched.

The Marlins have experienced mixed results lately, dropping three of four series and managing a 5-5 record over their last ten games. On offense, however, they have struggled to produce consistent results, as evidenced by an average of 3.48 runs per game, their team slugging percentage at 0.385, and their batting average at 0.249, respectively.

Garrett Cooper, one of the Marlins’ best hitters, recently returned to their lineup after a short absence from being on the injured list. Cooper boasts a 0.280 average, 14 RBIs, and an impressive 0.748 OPS through 26 games this year. Cooper has historically fared particularly well against Nationals hitters, with five RBIs and an 0.886 OPS last season against them.

Eury Perez, one of the Marlins’ top pitching prospects, will make his second career start against the Nationals in this game. In his initial start against them, he displayed his potential by allowing two runs on two hits over 4.2 innings while striking out seven batters and boasting an impressive 2.32 ERA and 0.81 WHIP.

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins Against the Spread

Washington Nationals are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games. Washington Nationals are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Miami. Washington Nationals are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games on the road. Washington Nationals are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games. Miami Marlins are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games against Washington. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games at home. Miami Marlins are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Washington. The has gone OVER in 7 of Miami’s last 9 games against an opponent in the National League East Division division.

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins Free Pick

Experts anticipate an intense matchup between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins. While the Nationals have shown considerable competitiveness and offensive potential, their counterparts in Miami have struggled to remain consistent offensively and on defense. However, the recent performance and MLB betting trends demonstrate that the Marlins hold an edge, particularly given their record against the Nationals at home. Take the Marlins on the moneyline.

Free Pick: Miami Marlins -154