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Florida Marlins vs Washington Nationals Betting Preview

Washington NationalsFlorida Marlins
May 8, 1:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Washington Nationals vs Florida Marlins Odds

16-17TEAM RECORD19-13

Washington pays a visit to Florida on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Marlins bats in baseball action at Sun Life Stadium.

Washington puts its faith in starter Livan Hernandez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-3. Getting the ball for the Marlins is Anibal Sanchez, who owns a 1-1 record on the season with a 4.15 ERA.

View Washington vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Washington before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-155-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Marlins and the National League No. 12-rated Nationals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Florida owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Nationals are rated No. 15 in the same category at 7.3 per game.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +122 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Volstad and the Marlins 5-2 on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Florida are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games when playing on the road against Florida
Florida is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games
Florida is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Washington
Florida is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Tuesday, May 10
Florida home to Philadelphia, Monday, May 9