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Stephen Strasburg out to silence Marlins bats in MLB contest

Miami MarlinsWashington Nationals
Aug 28, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

49-81TEAM RECORD66-65

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Miami Marlins invade Nationals Park on Wednesday.

Stephen Strasburg gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 6-9 mark. In the other dugout, Henderson Alvarez brings a 2-3 ledger to the game for the Marlins as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View Miami vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Nationals as -260 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Marlins, who rate a National League No. 9 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Marlins rank No. 15 in the National League at 7.7 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Washington owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Miami was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Miami didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at Washington, Thursday, August 29