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Baseball Matchup - Miami Marlins Washington Nationals Odds Preview

Washington NationalsMiami Marlins
July 14, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Miami and Washington on Saturday, with the host Marlins trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Gio Gonzalez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Nationals on this day; he's 12-3 on the season. The Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Mark Buehrle, who will be looking to improve on his 8-8 mark.

View Washington vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -115 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Marlins, most recently No. 15 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Marlins have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Miami owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 1-rated defense.

The Nationals were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Josh Johnson and the Marlins 5-1 on Friday at Marlins Park.

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

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Sunday, July 15