Washington favored by -220 against Miami on Thursday

Miami MarlinsWashington Nationals
Aug 29, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

49-82TEAM RECORD67-65

The Miami Marlins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Nationals in Washington at Nationals Park on Thursday in baseball odds action.

Gio Gonzalez gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 7-6 mark. In the other dugout, Tom Koehler brings a 3-8 ledger to the game for the Marlins as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

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Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Washington sat as -220 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7, according to 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:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Marlins average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Miami was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They lost as +220 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Marlins were saddled with a loss last time out in Henderson Alvarez's start, as they lost 4-3 against Washington on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
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 13 of Miami's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Washington
Miami is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Miami is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at Atlanta, Friday, August 30
Washington home to NY Mets, Friday, August 30

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