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Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling San Diego on Wednesday at PETCO Park.
San Diego sends Joe Wieland out against Jordan Zimmermann for the Nationals in this game. Wieland is 0-2 with a 5.73 ERA on the season, while Zimmermann is 0-1 on the year and has a 1.29 ERA.
Baseball odds makers opened the Padres as +130 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 6.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Padres at No. 3 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 9 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.4 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 2.7 in runs allowed per game. The Padres have averaged 6.8 hits per game so far, less than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 2.3 runs per game on the highway. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -135 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Clayton Richard and the Padres 3-1 on Tuesday at PETCO Park.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Nationals at Padres trends to consider:
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games at home
San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington at San Diego, Thursday, April 26