Mariners vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 26, 2024

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The Washington Nationals (23-27) seek to complete a series sweep as they take a 2-0 lead into the finale versus the Seattle Mariners (27-26) at 1:35 PM ET on Sunday from Nationals Park. The Mariners are favored (-175) by bookmakers to prevent the sweep and pick up their first win of the series.

Seattle’s Bryan Woo and Washington’s Patrick Corbin have been named the starters for this contest.

Mariners vs. Nationals Odds

  • Mariners odds to win: -175
  • Nationals odds to win: +148
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: MASN2
  • Who Will Win Mariners vs. Nationals?

    Mariners and Nationals Betting Trends

    The Mariners have won 15 of the 27 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (55.6%).

    Seattle has gone 2-2 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -175 or shorter (50% winning percentage).

    The Nationals have been underdogs in 45 games this season and won 20 (44.4%) of those contests.

    This season, Washington has won 10 of its 21 games, or 47.6%, when it’s the underdog by at least +148 on the moneyline.

    In the 53 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Mariners, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 20 times (20-30-3).

    The Nationals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 21 of their 50 opportunities.

    Mariners Stats & Insights

    The Mariners have the No. 29 offense in MLB action scoring 3.6 runs per game (193 total runs).

    Seattle ranks ninth in MLB action with 59 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

    The Mariners’ .223 batting average ranks 27th in the majors.

    Seattle’s batters strike out 10.2 times per game, the most in baseball.

    The pitching staff for the Mariners has a collective 8.6 K/9, the eighth-best in MLB.

    Seattle’s 3.68 team ERA ranks 10th across all MLB pitching staffs.

    Nationals Stats & Insights

    The Nationals rank 25th in the majors with 199 total runs scored this season.

    Washington has hit 43 homers this season, which ranks 23rd in the majors.

    The Nationals rank 26th in MLB with a team batting average of just .226.

    Washington is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking ninth with an average of 8.1 strikeouts per game.

    The Nationals strike out just 7.9 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in MLB.

    Washington has pitched to a 3.89 ERA this season, which ranks 12th in baseball.

    Mariners Key Players to Watch

    The Mariners will send Woo (2-0) out for his fourth start of the season. He is 2-0 with a 0.57 ERA and 15 strikeouts through 15 2/3 innings pitched.

    Dylan Moore has been key for Seattle with 31 hits, an OBP of .359 plus a slugging percentage of .496.

    Caleb Raleigh leads Seattle in home runs (11) and runs batted in (28) this season while batting .215.

    Josh Rojas has collected 38 base hits, an OBP of .347 and a slugging percentage of .412 this season.

    Mitch Haniger has collected 37 hits this season and has an OBP of .278. He’s slugging .357 on the year.

    Nationals Key Players to Watch

    The Nationals’ Corbin (1-5) will make his 11th start of the season.

    C.J. Abrams has hit a team-high seven homers.

    Jesse Winker has nine doubles, six home runs and 24 walks while hitting .230.

    Luis Garcia leads the Nationals in runs batted in (26) and has racked up a team-best batting average of .280.

    Jacob Young is hitting .262 with seven doubles and seven walks.

    Mariners and Nationals Injuries

    Mariners: 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 9 runs
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