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Javier Vazquez vs John Lannan matchup featured in MLB action

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Sep 16, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Florida Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

67-83TEAM RECORD71-77

The Washington Nationals host Florida on Friday, looking to build on their 71-77 mark against the 67-83 Marlins in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

Washington sends John Lannan out against Javier Vazquez for the Marlins in this game. Lannan is 9-12 with a 3.65 ERA on the season, while Vazquez is 10-11 on the year and has a 4.13 ERA.

View Florida vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Marlins listed as underdogs of +-124 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 15 in the National League and the Marlins at No. 10 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Florida owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

The Marlins were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -315 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Marlins got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Philadelphia on Thursday; it was a 2-1 final at Citizens Bank Park in MLB wagering action.

Washington won its last outing, a 10-1 result against the Mets on September 15. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals enjoyed a 10-1 victory at the expense of the Mets on Thursday, with Tom Milone throwing 5 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Citi Field.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 2-8
After playing NY Mets are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
Florida is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Washington, Saturday, September 17

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