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Mark Buehrle vs Jordan Zimmermann matchup featured in MLB action

Miami MarlinsWashington Nationals
Aug 4, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

49-58TEAM RECORD63-43

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

Mark Buehrle, with a record of 9-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Nationals trot Jordan Zimmermann to the mound in this one. He is 8-6 so far in 2012.

View Miami vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Washington opened as -185 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 3 in the National League and the Marlins at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Marlins are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.1 per game.

Washington owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 13-rated defense.

Miami won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Nationals on August 3. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Miami got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Washington on Friday at Nationals Park behind starter Josh Johnson.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
Miami is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games on the road
Miami is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing at home against Miami
Washington is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at Washington, Sunday, August 5