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Nationals open as moneyline underdog vs Marlins

Washington NationalsFlorida Marlins
May 7, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Washington Nationals vs Florida Marlins Odds

15-17TEAM RECORD19-12

MLB wagering interest swings to the Florida vs Washington battle on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium as the Marlins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Marlins will rely on Chris Volstad to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tom Gorzelanny will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Chris Volstad is 2-1 this season, and Tom Gorzelanny is 1-2.

View Washington vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Florida opened as -140 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Marlins, most recently No. 4 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Florida at -154 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Florida on Friday at Sun Life Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 2-8
After playing Florida are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Florida
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Washington
Florida is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Washington
Florida is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Florida, Sunday, May 8

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