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July 27, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Florida Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

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Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Florida Marlins pay a visit to Nationals Park.

The Nationals will turn to Livan Hernandez and his 5-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Javier Vazquez (6-9) to the hill.

View Florida vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as -119 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 10-rated Marlins taking on the National League's No. 16-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 7.8 hits per game, less than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 11-2 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +115 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Marlins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 11-2 on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 2-8
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
Florida is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
Washington is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Florida at Washington, Thursday, July 28