Mariners vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 24, 2024

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One team will end a losing skid when the 27-24 Seattle Mariners (two-game losing streak) and the 21-27 Washington Nationals (two-game losing streak) meet Friday at 6:45 PM ET. The Mariners have been set as -129 favorites by bookmakers for the contest at Nationals Park.

Seattle’s George Kirby gets the start, and he’ll go against Washington’s MacKenzie Gore.

Mariners vs. Nationals Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -129
  • Nationals odds to win: +110
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Time: 6:45 PM ET
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW
  • Who Will Win Mariners vs. Nationals?

    Mariners and Nationals Betting Trends

    The Mariners have won 15 of the 25 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (60%).

    Seattle has a 12-7 record (winning 63.2% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -129 or shorter.

    The Nationals have won 18, or 41.9%, of the 43 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

    Washington has a record of 17-23, a 42.5% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +110 or more by bookmakers this season.

    The Mariners have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 51 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 20 of those games (20-28-3).

    The Nationals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 21 of their 48 opportunities.

    Mariners Stats & Insights

    The Mariners have the No. 26 offense in MLB play scoring 3.7 runs per game (191 total runs).

    Seattle ranks ninth in MLB action with 57 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

    The Mariners have the 25th-ranked batting average in the league (.225).

    Seattle strikes out 10.2 times per game, the worst average in MLB.

    The Mariners pitching staff ranks eighth in MLB with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Seattle’s 3.64 team ERA ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Nationals Stats & Insights

    The Nationals have scored 190 runs (just four per game) this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.

    Washington ranks 28th in Major League Baseball with just 40 home runs as a team.

    The Nationals rank 25th in MLB with a .225 team batting average.

    Washington ranks 11th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.2 Ks per contest.

    The Nationals have a 7.7 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in baseball.

    Washington has pitched to a 4.02 ERA this season, which ranks 16th in baseball.

    Mariners Key Players to Watch

    Kirby (4-4) takes the mound for the Mariners in his 11th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.99 ERA in 56 1/3 innings pitched, with 54 strikeouts.

    Dylan Moore has been key for Seattle with 30 hits, an OBP of .359 plus a slugging percentage of .504.

    Caleb Raleigh leads Seattle in home runs (11) and runs batted in (28) this season while batting .219.

    Josh Rojas has 38 hits this season and a slash line of .286/.354/.421.

    Ty France has 39 hits and an OBP of .298 to go with a slugging percentage of .370 this season.

    Nationals Key Players to Watch

    The Nationals will hand the ball to Gore (2-4) for his 10th start of the season.

    C.J. Abrams leads the Nationals with seven home runs.

    Jesse Winker is batting .226 with nine doubles, six home runs and 23 walks.

    Luis Garcia has racked up a team-high batting average of .280.

    Jacob Young has seven doubles and seven walks while batting .275.

    Mariners and Nationals Injuries

    Mariners: Tayler Saucedo: 15 Day IL (Knee), Matt Brash: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jackson Kowar: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Gregory Santos: 60 Day IL (Lat)

    Nationals: Lane Thomas: 10 Day IL (Knee), Josiah Gray: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Mason Thompson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jose Ferrer: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Mariners vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Nationals 5, Mariners 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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