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Miami Marlins take on Nationals in baseball test

Miami MarlinsWashington Nationals
April 22, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

7-8TEAM RECORD12-4

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and Miami on Sunday, with the host Nationals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals (1-0 on the year) and Josh Johnson for Miami (0-2 so far).

View Miami vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nationals in this one will find them as -120 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 7 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.6 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Miami was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Marlins got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Washington on Saturday; it was a 3-2 final at Nationals Park in MLB wagering action.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games when playing Washington
Miami is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Miami
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Miami at NY Mets, Tuesday, April 24
Washington at San Diego, Tuesday, April 24

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