Padres face Washington Nationals: MLB odds preview and stats
San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington vs San Diego battle on Saturday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Nationals will rely on Jordan Zimmermann to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Marquis will be his counterpart for the Padres. Jordan Zimmermann is 12-3 this season, and Jason Marquis is 9-4.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 10 in the National League and the Padres at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Padres defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, less than Padres batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).
Washington owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Diego's National League No. 12-rated defense.
San Diego lost its last outing, an 8-5 result against the Nationals on July 5. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Padres endured an 8-5 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Friday, with Andrew Cashner throwing 2 innings of 5-hit ball at Nationals Park.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Padres at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 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 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing San Diego
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Diego at Washington, Sunday, July 7