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July 28, 12:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Florida Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

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The Washington Nationals battle the visiting Florida Marlins on Thursday in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

The Nationals will rely on John Lannan to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Brad Hand will be his counterpart for the Marlins. John Lannan is 7-6 this season, and Brad Hand is 1-3.

View Florida vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 16-rated Nationals and the league No. 10-ranked Marlins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 7.8 hits per game. The Marlins average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.

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.

The Marlins were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Marlins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Livan Hernandez and the Nationals 7-5 on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 1-9
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Florida
Washington is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Florida at Atlanta, Friday, July 29
Washington home to NY Mets, Friday, July 29