Ricky Nolasco, Stephen Strasburg take mound in Nationals vs Marlins tilt

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April 1, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

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

Ricky Nolasco, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Nationals trot Stephen Strasburg to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2013.

View Miami vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Nationals as -230 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 Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 2 in the National League and the Marlins at No. 14 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 0 per game. By contrast, the Marlins are rated No. 1 in the same category at 0 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 0 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Miami was a 4-2 loser at home against the Mets. Bettors on New York at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Miami suffered a 4-2 loss against New York on Wednesday, as Tom Koehler wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Marlins Park.

In their last action, Washington was a 9-7 loser at home against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington suffered a 9-7 loss against St. Louis on Friday, as Gio Gonzalez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against Washington
Miami is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Miami
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Washington, Wednesday, April 3

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