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The visiting Miami Marlins hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to pick up a win at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals.

It's a pitching duel between Max Scherzer for the Washington Nationals (1-3 on the year) and Tom Koehler for Miami Marlins (2-2 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Miami Marlins listed as underdogs of 185 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-4 win for the Marlins. A 4.6-4 result in favor of the Marlins is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 13-15 record to the battle against the 13-14 Marlins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Miami injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 5-rated Miami Marlins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 20 ranked offense (4 runs per game) against a Miami Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 at 3.81 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 7.93 hits per game, less than the Miami Marlins have managed so far this season (8.93 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park behind starter Mat Latos.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Miami is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games on the road
  • Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at San Francisco, Thursday, May 7th
Washington home to Atlanta, Friday, May 8th

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