MLB Game Preview - Padres underdogs vs Nationals at Washington
San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Nationals Park on Friday as host Washington battles the San Diego Padres in baseball odds action.
For the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Padres hitters off the base paths. He'll face Andrew Cashner, 5-3 on the year.
Washington was a -156 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Nationals) and the No. 15 (Padres) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Padres rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 14 ranking in that category.
Defensively, San Diego features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.
The Padres were an 8-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Diego looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 8-2 on Thursday behind a start from Allen Webster at Fenway Park.
The Nationals were an 8-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington rolled to an 8-5 win against Milwaukee on Thursday, as Taylor Jordan and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing San Diego are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Padres at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing San Diego
San Diego at Washington, Saturday, July 6