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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins meet at Marlins Park.
The Nationals will give the ball to starter Stephen Strasburg in this one. Righthander Strasburg is 5-6 this season with a 2.45 ERA.
Strasburg's opponent in this one will be Nathan Eovaldi. The Marlins righthander has a 2.55 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.
Washington lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Phillies on July 11. Bettors who backed the Phillies at +127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Marlins were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +124 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.
Washington: 47-45 SU
Miami: 33-57 SU
Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Miami most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's 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 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Miami is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Miami home to Washington, Saturday, July 13