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Washington Nationals take on Marlins in baseball test

Washington NationalsMiami Marlins
May 28, 1:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Odds

29-18TEAM RECORD26-22

Miami will look to improve on its 26-22 record when take on Washington, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Monday.

For the Marlins, Carlos Zambrano gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jordan Zimmermann, 3-4 on the year.

View Washington vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins sit at No. 10 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.3 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Miami owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 1-rated defense.

In their last action, Washington was a 7-2 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Washington at +114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Gio Gonzalez fanned 10 Atlanta batters in the team's last outing, leading the Nationals to a 7-2 victory over the Braves at Turner Field.

The Marlins were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Marlins were saddled with a loss last time out in Ricky Nolasco's start, as they lost 3-2 against San Francisco on Sunday at Marlins Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Miami
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games at home
Miami is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Tuesday, May 29

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