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May 15, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Florida Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

23-15TEAM RECORD18-21

Baseball bettors look for value at Nationals Park on Sunday as host Washington battles the Florida Marlins in baseball odds action.

Washington hands the ball to starter Jason Marquis in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-1 mark on the year. Florida counters with Javier Vazquez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View Florida vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Nationals as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 15-rated Nationals and the league No. 4-ranked Marlins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 7.3 hits per game so far, less than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Florida owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Florida was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Florida at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Florida threw a shutout at Washington in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Anibal Sanchez to defeat Washington 1-0 on Saturday.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
Florida is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing Washington
Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Florida at NY Mets, Monday, May 16
Washington home to Pittsburgh, Monday, May 16