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Nationals Riding Skid in Scherzer Starts

The Washington Nationals have been tagged with a loss and failed to pay out on the baseball betting lines in four of Max Scherzer's last five trips to the mound as he gets the ball against the Miami Marlins in Thursday afternoon action.

Overall Scherzer is 10-8 with a 2.33 ERA on the season, and he gave up five runs on seven hits over five innings of work against the Pirates last time out. Dan Haren (7-6, 3.51 ERA) is the Marlins' probable starter for Thursday afternoon.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Washington Nationals before the first pitch in this match found them as -150 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 6.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.1-3.1 result in favor of the Nationals today. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Marlins sport a record of 42-59 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 53-46 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Miami Marlins) and the No. 14 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Miami Marlins No. 27 ranked offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Miami Marlins have been averaging 8.57 hits per game, more than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (8.45 hits on average).

Miami owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Wednesday, with D Fister throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
  • Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
  • Miami is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New York, Friday, July 31st
Miami home to San Diego, Friday, July 31st

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