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Baseball odds preview - Miami vs. Washington

Miami MarlinsWashington Nationals
Aug 3, 4:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

48-57TEAM RECORD62-42

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

Miami puts its faith in starter Brad Hand to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Nationals is John Lannan, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 2.57 ERA.

View Miami vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nationals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -175 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 3 and the Marlins sitting at No. 15.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -177 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Atlanta on Thursday at Turner Field.

Washington won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Phillies on August 2. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Ross Detwiler chucked 7 shutout innings at the Phillies in their last game, striking out 3 in a 3-0 win against Philadelphia in baseball action at Nationals Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games on the road
Miami is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Miami's last 16 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Washington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 16 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games

Next up:
Miami at Washington, Friday, August 3