MLB Betting Free Pick: Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals
FREE PICK: Miami Marlins (Lopez) at Washington Nationals (McGowin)
#953 Miami +128 (Friday, May 24 @ 7:05 pm EST)
Lost in the fact that the Miami Marlins are one of if not the worst organizations in MLB is that the starting staff has some talent. A number of their arms are still raw but the rotation’s 4.01 ERA and 4.11 FIP is currently better than that of the Phillies, Cardinals, Brewers, and Braves. Included in that potential is Pablo Lopez who despite a 5.06 ERA flashes some very solid peripherals: 9.1 K per 9 rate, 53% groundballs, and a 3.52 FIP.
Washington will counter with Kyle McGowin who will be making only his second career start despite being in pro ball since 2013. At 27 years old, there’s a reason why he hasn’t gotten much of a look at this level. Miami’s lineup is general nothing to worry about but just the thought of a Triple-A pitcher and Washington’s historically inept bullpen makes it really hard not to be interested in the underdog.
Winners of six straight, I look for the Marlins to extend their streak at a plus price!