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Ricky Nolasco faces Stephen Strasburg in MLB odds action

Washington NationalsMiami Marlins
Aug 28, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Odds

77-50TEAM RECORD58-71

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

Miami hands the ball to starter Ricky Nolasco in this one and he'll try to improve on his 9-12 mark on the year. Washington counters with Stephen Strasburg, who will try to quiet the fans and the Marlins bats at the same time.

View Washington vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as +170 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Marlins at No. 15 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 3 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

The Nationals were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Washington suffered a 4-1 loss against Philadelphia on Sunday, as Jordan Zimmermann wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +153 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Marlins enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Sunday, with Mark Buehrle throwing 5 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

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

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Nationals at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Washington is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Wednesday, August 29