Florida (54-56) at Washington (49-63), 7:05 p.m. EDT Sports.com Line: Washington -185, Florida +175 Total: 7
Stephen Strasburg (5-2, 2.32 ERA) is the reason the Nationals are a big favorite over the Marlins. Tonight will be his first start since coming off the disabled list. The rookie phenom has won his last three starts, including blanking the Marlins for six innings in Florida on July 16. Odds
His mound opponent will be Anibal Sanchez (8-7, 3.50 ERA), who is coming off a shaky start against the Phillies (4 ER in 4.1 IP). However, FoxSheets tells us that Florida is 19-14 (+19.3 units) against the money line as a road underdog of +150 or more over the last 2 seasons. The average score was FLORIDA 4.3, OPPONENT 3.8 – (Rating = 2*). Scores. That’s reason enough to take a shot on the big underdog.