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Miami Marlins

Washington Nationals
56-97 September 20, 2013, 07:05 PM | Nationals Park 82-71

The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Marlins arrive at Nationals Park on Friday.

For the Nationals, Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, charged with keeping the Marlins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jacob Turner, 3-7 on the year.

View Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

The visitors were 230 moneyline Underdog in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 3 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Marlins, who rate a No. 24 in the latest survey.

Miami lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Nationals on September 19. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Marlins endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Thursday, with Henderson Alvarez throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Nationals Park.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.08 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 13 at 4.08 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.53 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (7.82 hits per game).

Washington owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.08 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's No. 13-rated defense.

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games on the road
Washington is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Montreal, Saturday, September 21st
Washington at Florida, Saturday, September 21st