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Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Preview

Washington NationalsMiami Marlins
July 13, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Odds

49-34TEAM RECORD41-44

Washington pays a visit to Miami on Friday, hoping to shut down the Marlins bats in baseball action at Marlins Park.

The Marlins will rely on Josh Johnson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jordan Zimmermann will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Josh Johnson is 5-5 this season, and Jordan Zimmermann is 5-6.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Marlins as -130 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 15-rated Marlins and the league No. 2-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Marlins have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.3 runs per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Rockies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +180 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington suffered a 4-3 loss against Colorado on Sunday, as Jordan Zimmermann wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

In their last action, Miami was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 5-4 on Sunday behind a start from Joe Kelly at Busch Stadium.

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

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games when playing Miami
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 12 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Saturday, July 14