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Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins meet at Marlins Park.

The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Stephen Strasburg in this game. Strasburg has a 1-1 record and a 4.24 ERA this season.

It'll be Tom Koehler toeing the rubber for the Marlins in this contest. Righthander Koehler is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -149 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Miami has lost 8 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 8-5 SU
Miami: 5-9 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Miami most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Miami is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Miami home to Washington, Wednesday, April 16