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Miami MarlinsWashington Nationals
April 20, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD10-4

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Miami Marlins invade Nationals Park on Friday.

The Nationals will turn to Ross Detwiler and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Carlos Zambrano (0-0) to the hill.

View Miami vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Nationals as -125 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 12-rated Marlins taking on the National League's No. 7-rated Nationals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 10 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, almost the same as the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Washington owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 6-rated defense.

In their last action, Miami was a 5-3 winner at home against the Cubs. Bettors on Miami at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Miami got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Chicago on Thursday at Marlins Park behind starter Ricky Nolasco.

In their last action, Washington was a 11-4 loser at home against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 11-4 on Thursday behind a start from Bud Norris at Nationals Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
Miami is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Washington
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Miami
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at Washington, Saturday, April 21

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