Washington (Ross) +103 at Miami (Chen) O/U 8
The Florida Marlins play host to the NL East leading Washington Nationals tonight for the third game of a four-game set. Each of the first two contests were of the blowout variety with the Marlins winning the opener 6-1 and the Nats returning the favor last night 7-0. The Marlins send their opening day starter Wei-Yin Chen to the hill to oppose former first rounder 22-year-old Joe Ross. A few metrics favoring Washington combined with the early money coming in on Chen, offers a nice discount tonight on the first place Nationals. Ross has been solid in his first two outings going 2-0 with a 0.61 ERA. His sinker/slider approach projects well tonight against this Marlins lineup with two of the strongest bats for Miami in Stanton and Prado coming from the side side. Right handed batters are 3-for-27 against Ross with 8 Ks and no walks. Chen on the other hand has struggled a bit this year with a 5.56 ERA that perhaps is connected to some well below average velocity readings. He's also had issues against the Nationals during his four seasons with Baltimore, logging a 1-3 record and 5.09 ERA in four starts. The move in the market gives us a great buy low opportunity on the Nationals, I recommend backing the Washington Nations as the small underdog tonight in Miami.