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Washington Nationals home to Marlins in baseball betting action

Miami MarlinsWashington Nationals
April 4, 4:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Miami duelling Washington on Thursday at Nationals Park.

Washington hands the ball to starter Jordan Zimmermann in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Miami counters with Wade LeBlanc, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View Miami vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nationals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -260 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Nationals and the league No. 14-ranked Marlins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 2.5 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 15 and scoring 0 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 5.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (3.5 per nine innings).

Washington owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 0 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 5-rated defense.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -230 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Marlins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Washington staff and losing 3-0 to the Nationals on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Miami is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home
Washington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Miami
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games

Next up:
Miami at NY Mets, Friday, April 5
Washington at Cincinnati, Friday, April 5