5* 25-2 MLB *BEST BET* Blowout on Washington Nationals -137
Washington vs. Miami,
07/15/2012 13:10 EDT,
Score: 4 - 0
Money Line: -137 Washington
The Washington Nationals get the nod Sunday as a reasonably-priced road favorite over the Miami Marlins. I'll gladly take ace Stephen Strasburg at this kind of price, especially against the struggling Marlins and Ricky Nolasco.
Strasburg is 9-4 with a 2.82 ERA and 1.101 WHIP with 128 strikeouts over 99 innings in 17 starts this year. Meanwhile, Nolasco is 8-6 with a 4.35 ERA and 1.345 WHIP in 17 starts. Strasburg is also 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA and 0.953 WHIP in five career starts against Miami.
Miami is 1-10 in home games after a game with a combined score of 3 runs or less over the last 2 seasons. The Nationals are 10-1 in Strasburg's last 11 starts during game 3 of a series. Washington is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss. Take the Nationals.