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Washington NationalsMiami Marlins
May 29, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Odds

29-19TEAM RECORD27-22

Marlins Park hosts an MLB battle between the Miami Marlins and the visiting Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

Edwin Jackson, with a record of 1-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Marlins trot Anibal Sanchez to the mound in this one. He is 2-3 so far in 2012.

View Washington vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Marlins as -140 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins sit at No. 10 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Miami owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Nationals are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Miami owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at -112 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Miami on Monday at Marlins Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Miami
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Washington
Miami is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Wednesday, May 30