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Washington sends Gio Gonzalez vs Josh Johnson in Nationals vs Marlins game

Miami MarlinsWashington Nationals
Aug 3, 7:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Miami duelling Washington on Friday at Nationals Park.

Washington hands the ball to starter Gio Gonzalez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 13-5 mark on the year. Miami counters with Josh Johnson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View Miami vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Nationals as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Washington and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 16 lineup of the Marlins at 3.6 runs per outing.

Defensively, Miami features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -177 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Atlanta on Thursday at Turner Field.

Washington won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Phillies on August 2. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Ross Detwiler chucked 7 shutout innings at the Phillies in their last game, striking out 3 in a 3-0 win against Philadelphia in baseball action at Nationals Park.

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
Miami13-4-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Washington
Miami is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Miami is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Washington
Miami is 1-8-1 SU in its last 10 games ,on the road
Washington9-3-1 SU in its last 13 games
Washington is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games ,at home
Washington is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games ,when playing Miami
Washington is 4-13-1 SU in its last 18 games ,when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at Washington, Saturday, August 4