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Stephen Strasburg, Chris Volstad take mound in Marlins vs Nationals tilt

Washington NationalsFlorida Marlins
Sep 28, 4:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Washington Nationals vs Florida Marlins Odds

79-81TEAM RECORD72-89

Sun Life Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Florida Marlins and the visiting Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Chris Volstad gets the call for the Florida Marlins and he will try to build on a 5-12 mark. In the other dugout, Stephen Strasburg brings a 0-1 ledger to the game for the Nationals as he tries to quiet the Marlins bats.

View Washington vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Marlins as +130 underdogs 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. 11 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida has the National League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Nationals average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

Washington brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 10-ranked defense.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at -160 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Florida on Tuesday at Sun Life Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Florida
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing Washington
Florida is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Florida's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home

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