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Washington Nationals Home to the Miami Marlins in MLB Betting Odds Action

Miami Marlins


Washington Nationals
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals will look to improve on a 5-2 record when they take on the Miami Marlins, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

The Washington Nationals will rely on Jordan Zimmermann to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Brad Hand will be his counterpart for the Miami Marlins. Jordan Zimmermann is 0-0 this season, and Brad Hand is 0-0.

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Washington was a -177 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

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Computer Prediction: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-5.8 win for the Marlins. A 5.9-5.8 result in favor of the Marlins is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 5-2 heading into this matchup, while the Miami Marlins sit at 5-3 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Miami injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Nationals rated this week at No. 3 and the Miami Marlins sitting at No. 16.

How Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.57 runs per game, against a Miami Marlins offense rated No. 6 and scoring 5.25 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.57 hits per game to date this season, less than the Marlins hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Miami, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -192 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Marlins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Washington staff and losing 5-0 to the Nationals on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Washington, Thursday, April 10th