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Florida Marlins battle vs Washington Nationals highlights MLB odds menu

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May 6, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Washington Nationals vs Florida Marlins Odds

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

The Marlins will rely on Ricky Nolasco to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jordan Zimmermann will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Ricky Nolasco is 3-0 this season, and Jordan Zimmermann is 2-4.

View Washington vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Florida sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins - Nationals odds would favor the Marlins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 4 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 12 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 5 ranked National League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Marlins have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.3 hits on average).

Washington brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 6-ranked defense.

Washington was a 7-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They lost as +202 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Philadelphia on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

In their last action, Florida was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at +123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Florida didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to St. Louis on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Florida, Saturday, May 7