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Stephen Strasburg faces Tom Koehler in MLB odds action

Miami MarlinsWashington Nationals
Sep 21, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

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The Miami Marlins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Nationals in Washington at Nationals Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Washington hands the ball to starter Stephen Strasburg in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-9 mark on the year. Miami counters with Tom Koehler, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View Miami vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Washington sat as -280 favorites earlier in the day at $BODOG-LINK$. The total was set at 7, according to $5DIMES-LINK$.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Marlins, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.


How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Marlins average 7.8 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the National League list.

Miami brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 6-ranked defense.

In their last action, Miami was an 8-0 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -265 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Jordan Zimmermann shut down the Marlins in their last game, striking out 9 in an 8-0 shutout over Miami in baseball action at Nationals Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games on the road
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Miami
Washington is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Washington, Sunday, September 22