Marlins Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 18, 2022

Written By Staff on May 17, 2022

The Miami Marlins (17-19) have a 2-0 series lead and will attempt to sweep the Washington Nationals (12-26) on Wednesday at LoanDepot park, starting at 6:40 PM ET. Miami’s (-187 to win) Pablo Lopez gets the start against Washington’s (+158) Josiah Gray.

The insights in what follows reference odds valid as of May 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Marlins vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

López (MIA) Pitcher Gray (WSH)
4 – 1 W/L 4 – 3
43.0 IP 37.1
1.26 ERA 4.34
0.814 WHIP 1.313
9.6 K/9 9.4
1.7 BB/9 4.3

Marlins Probable Starter Pablo López

  • Lopez gets the start for the Marlins, his eighth of the season. He is 4-1 with a 1.26 ERA and 46 strikeouts through 43 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the righty tossed 7 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • In seven games this season, the 26-year-old has a 1.26 ERA and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Lopez is seeking his third straight quality start.
  • He will face off against a Nationals team that is hitting .248 as a unit (third in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .357 (22nd in MLB) with 26 total home runs (26th in MLB).
  • The 26-year-old ranks first in ERA (1.26), third in WHIP (.814), and 19th in K/9 (9.6) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Probable Starter Josiah Gray

  • The Nationals will hand the ball to Gray (4-3) for his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up six earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Friday in his last outing, a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 4.34 and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He has earned a quality start one time in seven starts this season.
  • The Marlins have scored 154 runs this season, which ranks 14th in MLB. They are batting .244 for the campaign with 38 home runs, 11th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Marlins Betting Trends

  • The Marlins have been favored on the moneyline 19 total times this season. They’ve gone 10-9 in those games.
  • Miami has played as a moneyline favorite of -187 or shorter in only two games this season, which they split 1-1.
  • The Marlins have a 65.2% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Miami has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 17 times this season for a 17-19-0 record against the over/under.
  • The Marlins have a 20-16-0 record ATS this season.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have been the underdog 33 times and won 10, or 30.3%, of those games.
  • Washington has a record of 3-5 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +158 on the moneyline.
  • The Nationals have a 38.8% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 16 of their 38 games with a total this season.
  • The Nationals are 14-24-0 ATS in their 38 games with a spread this season.

Marlins Players to Watch

  • Jazz Chisholm has racked up 33 hits, a team-best for the Marlins. He’s batting .292 with seven doubles, three triples, six home runs and seven walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Chisholm ranks 26th in batting average, 78th in on-base percentage, and 11th in slugging.
  • Jesus Aguilar has a .343 on-base percentage while slugging .433. Both lead his team. He has five doubles, five home runs and 14 walks while batting .276.
  • Among the qualified, Aguilar ranks 44th in batting average, 57th in on-base percentage, and 60th in slugging.
  • Jorge Soler is hitting .195 with five doubles, seven home runs and 16 walks.
  • Soler takes a seven-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .270 with a double, four home runs, three walks and 10 RBI.
  • Miguel Rojas is batting .211 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and four walks.

Marlins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Soler 133 .195 13 7 18 .287 .678
Jesús Aguilar 127 .276 11 5 17 .343 .776
Avisaíl García 122 .221 10 3 9 .252 .572
Jesús Sánchez 118 .212 16 4 13 .273 .646
Garrett Cooper 114 .246 11 2 12 .336 .704
Jazz Chisholm 113 .292 18 6 25 .328 .894
Miguel Rojas 109 .211 11 2 7 .246 .567
Jacob Stallings 89 .225 11 1 13 .286 .567
Brian Anderson 79 .253 18 2 4 .372 .790
Bryan De La Cruz 40 .325 6 1 5 .417 .892

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Josh Bell leads Washington with 43 hits and an OBP of .418, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .473.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Bell’s batting average ranks seventh, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is 30th in slugging percentatge.
  • Juan Soto is slugging .471 while driving in 11 runs and batting .246 this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Soto’s batting average places him 79th, his on-base percentage ranks 17th, and he is 32nd in slugging.
  • Yadiel Hernandez has 33 hits this season and has a slash line of .330/.370/.500.
  • Maikel Franco has been key for Washington with 37 hits, an OBP of .283 plus a slugging percentage of .389.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 157 .274 20 0 7 .325 .650
Maikel Franco 144 .257 12 3 21 .283 .672
Juan Soto 138 .246 26 8 11 .381 .852
Josh Bell 131 .328 23 4 22 .418 .891
Nelson Cruz 128 .188 17 4 20 .271 .560
Keibert Ruiz 107 .262 10 1 10 .316 .662
Yadiel Hernandez 100 .330 12 3 20 .370 .870
Victor Robles 92 .228 12 0 12 .287 .570
Alcides Escobar 92 .207 8 0 6 .263 .513
Lane Thomas 85 .212 5 1 11 .258 .540

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