Marlins Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 16, 2022

Written By Staff on May 15, 2022

The Miami Marlins (15-19) will look for another big outing from a hitter on a roll when they match up against the Washington Nationals (12-24) on Monday at 6:40 PM ET at LoanDepot park. Jorge Soler is on a two-game home run streak. Miami’s (-190 to win) Sandy Alcantara starts against Washington’s (+160) Aaron Sanchez.

The betting facts in the following article reference odds valid as of May 16, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Marlins vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Alcantara (MIA) Pitcher Sanchez (WSH)
2 – 2 W/L 2 – 2
42.2 IP 19.0
2.74 ERA 7.58
1.219 WHIP 1.421
7.8 K/9 4.7
4 BB/9 1.4

Marlins Probable Starter Sandy Alcantara

  • Alcantara gets the start for the Marlins, his eighth of the season. He is 2-2 with a 2.74 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s last appearance came on Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he went 7 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing two hits.
  • The 26-year-old has a 2.74 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings across seven games this season.
  • Alcantara is trying to record his fifth quality start of the year in this game.
  • He will face a Nationals team that is batting .251 as a unit (third in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .365 (18th in MLB) with 26 total home runs (24th in MLB).
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB action this season, the 26-year-old ranks 22nd in ERA (2.74), 43rd in WHIP (1.219), and 35th in K/9 (7.8).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 16, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Probable Starter Aaron Sanchez

  • The Nationals’ Sanchez (2-2) will make his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the New York Mets, giving up three earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 7.58, a 3.333 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.421.
  • The Marlins rank 16th in MLB with 141 runs scored this season. They have a .236 batting average this campaign with 35 home runs (10th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 16, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Marlins Betting Trends

  • The Marlins have won eight of the 17 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (47.1%).
  • Miami has played as a moneyline favorite of -190 or shorter in only one game this season, which they lost.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Marlins’ implied win probability is 65.5%.
  • Miami has had an over/under set by bookmakers 34 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 16 of those games (16-18-0).
  • The Marlins have covered 52.9% of their games this season, going 18-16-0 against the spread.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have won 10 out of the 31 games, or 32.3%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Washington has a record of 3-4 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +160 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Nationals, based on the moneyline, is 38.5%.
  • So far this season, Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 15 of their 36 games with a total.
  • The Nationals have an ATS record of 14-22-0 in 36 games with a spread this season.

Marlins Players to Watch

  • Jazz Chisholm paces the Marlins with 30 hits, while batting .288 with six doubles, three triples, six home runs and seven walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Chisholm’s batting average ranks 32nd, his on-base percentage ranks 86th, and he is ninth in the league in slugging.
  • Jesus Aguilar is slugging .424 to pace his team, and has four doubles, five home runs and 14 walks while batting .263.
  • Among qualifying batters, Aguilar ranks 59th in batting average, 69th in on-base percentage, and 65th in slugging.
  • Soler has five doubles, seven home runs and 16 walks while hitting .188.
  • Soler has safely hit in six straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .222 with a double, four home runs, three walks and eight RBI.
  • Garrett Cooper paces his team with a .350 OBP. He has seven doubles, two home runs and 11 walks while batting .255.

Marlins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Soler 128 .188 12 7 16 .283 .674
Jesús Aguilar 118 .263 10 5 17 .336 .760
Jesús Sánchez 116 .207 15 3 12 .270 .615
Avisaíl García 114 .211 9 2 7 .244 .533
Garrett Cooper 106 .255 11 2 12 .350 .727
Miguel Rojas 105 .190 9 1 6 .227 .494
Jazz Chisholm 104 .288 17 6 24 .327 .904
Jacob Stallings 81 .210 10 1 12 .278 .537
Brian Anderson 73 .260 16 2 4 .372 .797
Bryan De La Cruz 35 .286 5 1 5 .381 .781

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Josh Bell leads Washington with an OBP of .428, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .488.
  • Bell ranks fourth in batting average, third in on-base percentage and 27th in slugging percentage among all batters in MLB.
  • Juan Soto leads Washington with 33 hits. He is batting .252 this season and has 15 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Soto’s batting average puts him 75th, his on-base percentage ranks 14th, and he is 25th in slugging.
  • Maikel Franco has 36 hits this season and has a slash line of .265/.292/.404.
  • Nelson Cruz has been key for Washington with 24 hits, an OBP of .279 plus a slugging percentage of .298.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 150 .267 19 0 7 .317 .630
Maikel Franco 136 .265 12 3 21 .292 .696
Juan Soto 131 .252 26 8 11 .388 .877
Josh Bell 125 .336 23 4 21 .428 .916
Nelson Cruz 124 .194 17 4 20 .279 .577
Keibert Ruiz 101 .267 10 1 10 .312 .668
Yadiel Hernandez 93 .333 11 3 19 .370 .886
Alcides Escobar 89 .213 8 0 6 .271 .529
Victor Robles 85 .224 11 0 12 .280 .562
Lane Thomas 80 .212 5 1 10 .261 .549

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