MLB betting line favors Marlins over Nationals
Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Odds
The Miami Marlins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Nationals invade Marlins Park on Saturday.
It's a pitching duel between Jose Fernandez for the Marlins (5-5 on the year) and Dan Haren for Washington (4-10 so far).
The Nationals were listed as +-122 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game puts the Marlins, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 9 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.3 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Nationals hitters have managed (7.9 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Washington was an 8-3 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at +165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Miami on Friday at Marlins Park.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Miami is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Washington at Miami, Sunday, July 14