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Washington favored by -130 against Florida on Sunday

Florida MarlinsWashington Nationals
Sep 18, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Florida Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

69-83TEAM RECORD71-79

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Florida Marlins invade Nationals Park on Sunday.

It's a pitching duel between Chien-Ming Wang for the Nationals (2-3 on the year) and Brad Hand for Florida (1-7 so far).

View Florida vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Marlins listed as underdogs of +-130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 15 and the Marlins sitting at No. 10.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Washington owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Florida's National League No. 11-rated defense.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +195 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Florida needed extra innings to get the job done against the Nationals on Saturday as the Marlins defeated them 4-1 at Nationals Park.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

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

Next up:
Florida home to Atlanta, Monday, September 19
Washington at Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 20