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    The Miami Marlins (66-67) and the Washington Nationals (62-72) square off on Thursday at 7:05 PM ET. The Marlins are favored (-162) against the underdog Nationals (+138). Miami has Braxton Garrett set to start, while Washington will send out Joan Adon.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Marlins vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 31, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Washington D.C.
    • Stadium: Nationals Park
    Marlins vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Marlins -162 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Marlins vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: MASN

    Marlins Stats & Trends

    Marlins Batting

    • The Marlins have hit 127 home runs this season, the fourth-lowest total in baseball.
    • Miami ranks eighth in MLB with a .257 batting average.
    • The Marlins are 23rd in baseball with a .312 on-base percentage.
    • Miami strikes out 7.9 times per game, the fifth-best average in MLB.
    • The Marlins average 1.1 homers per game when playing away from home this season (72 total in road outings).
    • Miami has a .390 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.7 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .243 on the road this season.

    Marlins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez leads Miami with an OBP of .391, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .446. He’s batting .349 on the season.
    • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, he is first in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage, and 66th in slugging.
    • Arraez will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .200 with .
    • Jorge Soler is batting .239 with 21 doubles, 35 home runs and 56 walks. He’s slugging .511 with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • He ranks 116th in batting average, 84th in on-base percentage and 15th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Soler takes a three-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .211 with a double, two home runs and three RBI.
    • Josh Bell has collected 106 base hits, an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .419 this season.
    • Bryan De La Cruz is batting .256 with a .307 OBP and 64 RBI for Miami this season.
    • De La Cruz takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .294 with a double and a walk.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals’ 121 home runs rank 29th in MLB this season.
    • Washington’s .257 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking eighth in MLB.
    • The Nationals have an OBP of .317 this season, which ranks 18th in MLB.
    • Washington has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the second-best strikeout rate (7.1 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 54 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 65 home contests this season.
    • Washington has a team slugging percentage of .407 in home games this season with 182 extra-base hits.
    • In 65 home games this season, they have a batting average of .268 while averaging 9.0 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has racked up a slugging percentage of .466 and has 146 hits, both team-best numbers for the Nationals. He’s batting .279 and with an on-base percentage of .329.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 25th, his on-base percentage ranks 73rd, and he is 43rd in slugging.
    • Joey Meneses paces his team with a .332 OBP. He has a batting average of .285 while slugging .417.
    • Including all qualified players, he is 18th in batting average, 66th in on-base percentage and 94th in slugging percentage.
    • Keibert Ruiz is hitting .262 with 19 doubles, 16 home runs and 29 walks.
    • C.J. Abrams is batting .251 with 22 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs and 20 walks.

    Marlins vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Braxton Garrett (MIA) Pitcher Joan Adon (WSH)
    7 – 5 W/L 2 – 0
    134 IP 24
    3.96 ERA 5.25
    1.172 WHIP 0.917
    9.1 K/9 7.5
    1.4 BB/9 2.3

    Marlins vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Marlins: Avisaíl García: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Huascar Brazoban: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Johnny Cueto: 15 Day IL (Illness), Matt Barnes: 60 Day IL (Hip), Trevor Rogers: 60 Day IL (Forearm ), Jonathan Davis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Max Meyer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Bender: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Andrew Nardi: day-to-day (Hand), Jorge Soler: day-to-day (Hip)
    • Nationals: Thad Ward: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Rico Garcia: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Carl Edwards Jr.: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Stone Garrett: 60 Day IL (Leg), Victor Robles: 60 Day IL (Back), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lane Thomas: day-to-day (Back)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Marlins and Nationals (Last 10 Games)

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