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Nationals vs Marlins Baseball Game Preview

Washington NationalsFlorida Marlins
Sep 26, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Washington Nationals vs Florida Marlins Odds

78-80TEAM RECORD71-88

The Marlins get a visit from the Washington Nationals in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Marlins will rely on Anibal Sanchez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tom Milone will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Anibal Sanchez is 8-9 this season, and Tom Milone is 1-0.

View Washington vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Marlins as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 15-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 11-rated Marlins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Florida owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 7-rated defense.

Washington was a 3-0 winner in its last match at home against the Braves. They won as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Ross Detwiler silenced the Braves bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Atlanta at Nationals Park.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 9-5 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -144 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Florida suffered a 9-5 loss against Milwaukee on Sunday, as Ricky Nolasco wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Florida's last 13 games
Florida is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Florida, Tuesday, September 27