Nationals vs. Marlins Betting Preview - April 21

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Don Shapiro
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Gambling911.com has your Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins betting preview for Sunday.


The line on this game was -155 Nationals after opening at -170.  That's tempting for a betting public that is already backing the Nationals at a 65% clip.  But do you really want to back the Marlins?

The home team has won six of the last seven in this series and the Marlins have won the last two.

Eight of the last ten meetings have gone OVER the current number of 7, but that number is coming down so be careful here

PITCHING MATCHUP: Nationals RH Stephen Strasburg (1-1, 5.56 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Trevor Richards (0-2, 3.57)

Strasburg is having some trouble keeping the ball in the yard of late and served up a total of five home runs in 10 innings over his last two outings. The San Francisco Giants reached the former No. 1 overall pick for three homers among six hits and four runs on Tuesday to hand Strasburg his first loss. Strasburg had little trouble carving up the Marlins in three starts last season, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.80 ERA.

Strasburg is listed with a total of 7.5 strikeouts at MonkeyKnifeFight.com.

Richards turned in three straight quality starts to begin the season before getting knocked around for five runs on four hits and four walks across 4 2/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs on Monday. The 25-year-old is up to 14 free passes in 22 2/3 innings with 21 strikeouts. Richards made three starts against Washington during his 2018 rookie campaign and did not earn a decision while posting a 3.68 ERA.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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