MLB Matchups  >>  Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals Preview 04/03/2013

 
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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.

The Marlins will give the ball to starter Kevin Slowey in this one. Righthander Slowey is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

The Nationals will counter Slowey with Gio Gonzalez. Lefthander Gonzalez has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 270-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Miami lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Nationals on April 1. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -250 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

TEAM RECORDS:
Miami: 0-1 SU
Washington: 1-0 SU
MIAMI MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

WASHINGTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 3-7


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Washington
Miami is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
Miami is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

NEXT UP:
Washington home to Miami, Thursday, April 4