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Moneyline Favors Miami Marlins in MLB Battle with Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals

vs

Miami Marlins
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Marlins Park

The Miami Marlins will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Washington Nationals pay a visit to Marlins Park.

The Miami Marlins will rely on Jose Fernandez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tanner Roark will be his counterpart for the Washington Nationals. Jose Fernandez is 2-1 this season, and Tanner Roark is 1-0.

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Miami Marlins were listed as -146 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 6.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.3-5 win for the Nationals. A 5.3-5 result in favor of the Nationals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

6-9 Miami battles the Nationals, currently with a 8-6 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Washington injuries news.

The Miami Marlins sit at No. 17 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Nationals sit at No. 8 on the same chart.

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How Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Miami Marlins No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.87 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 5 and scoring 5.07 runs per game. The Marlins have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (9.5 per nine innings).

Miami owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.87 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington was a 11-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Marlins. They lost as -176 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Washington suffered a 11-2 loss against Miami on Tuesday, as Stephen Strasburg wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Marlins Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to St. Louis, Thursday, April 17th
Miami home to Seattle, Friday, April 18th