Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Betting Matchup Report
Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Odds
The Miami Marlins battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Saturday in MLB betting action at Marlins Park.
Washington puts its faith in starter Tanner Roark to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Marlins is Nathan Eovaldi, who owns a 3-5 record on the season with a 3.40 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Marlins in this matchup found them as -113 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 8-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 9-rated Marlins in this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 3.3 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, less than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 7-0 loser as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at -128 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Jose Fernandez in a losing cause, 7-0, against Miami on Friday.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Washington is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
Miami is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
Washington at Miami, Sunday, September 8