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Marlins vs Nationals Baseball Game Preview

Miami Marlins

Washington Nationals
56-98 September 21, 2013, 07:05 PM | Nationals Park 83-71

Washington will look to improve on its 83-71 record when take on Miami, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Saturday.

The Nationals will turn to Stephen Strasburg and his 7-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Tom Koehler (3-10) to the hill.

View Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Washington was a -280 moneyline Favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Nationals and the No. 24-rated Marlins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Marlins rank No. 30 at 7.78 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 16 ranking in that category.

Miami brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals's No. 9-ranked defense.

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games
Washington is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games

Next up:
Miami at Montreal, Sunday, September 22nd
Washington at Florida, Sunday, September 22nd