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Marlins vs Nationals Baseball Game Preview

Florida MarlinsWashington Nationals
Sep 17, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Florida Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

68-83TEAM RECORD71-78

The Washington Nationals host Florida on Saturday, looking to build on their 71-78 mark against the 68-83 Marlins in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

Washington hands the ball to starter Stephen Strasburg in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Florida counters with Chris Volstad, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nationals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -230 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 15 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Marlins, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 10 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Marlins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Florida brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 7-ranked defense.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +110 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Javier Vazquez chucked 9 shutout innings at the Nationals in their last game, striking out 7 in a 3-0 win against Washington in baseball action at Nationals Park.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
Florida is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Washington
Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
Washington is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Florida at Washington, Sunday, September 18