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Marlins Haven't Enjoyed Traveling to Nation's Capital

The Washington Nationals have a comfortable 13-game lead over the second-place Miami Marlins in the NL East but will look to separate themselves from the pack even more when the clubs collide today.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Nationals’ last five games after winning as an underdog.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Marlins’ last five games when opening a series.
  • The Marlins are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games on the road against teams with winning records.

Chris O’Grady and Max Scherzer will get the nod for the Marlins and Nats, respectively. O’Grady (2-1, 5.40 ERA) allowed six runs, seven hits and two home runs over three innings in his last time out against Washington but still managed to escape with a no-decision.

Scherzer (12-5, 2.21) only managed to make it through one scoreless inning in his last time out but looks to be ready to make his 23rd start of the season in this one. The 33-year-old has won four straight decisions and allowed less than two runs in half of his 22 appearances while leading the NL in strikeouts with 201.

Miami hasn’t enjoyed its trips to the nation’s capital of late. In the Marlins’ last five games in D.C., they’re a measly 1-4 SU.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.0-2.6 victory for the Marlins. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 65-44 heading into this matchup, while the Miami Marlins sit at 52-57 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Miami injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 13-rated Miami Marlins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 2 ranked offense (5.49 runs per game) against a Miami Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.86 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 9.51 hits per game, more than the Miami Marlins have managed so far this season (9.13 hits on average).

Miami brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals's No. 13-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 4-1 final on Sunday in support of Jose Urena at SunTrust Park.

Washington rolled to a 9-4 win against Chicago on Sunday, as Erick Fedde and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
  • Miami is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Miami is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home
  • Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Miami
  • Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Washington, Tuesday, August 8