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The division rival Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Marlins Park.

The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Dan Haren in this game. Haren has a 8-12 record and a 5.05 ERA this season.

The Marlins will counter Haren with Jose Fernandez. Righthander Fernandez has a 2.33 ERA to go along with a 10-6 record this season.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Washington at -144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Marlins were a 9-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Washington has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 71-68 SU
Miami: 52-86 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Miami most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
Washington is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Miami is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Miami home to Washington, Saturday, September 7