San Diego sends Edinson Volquez vs Stephen Strasburg in Padres vs Nationals game
Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Odds
The Padres get a visit from the Washington Nationals in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Stephen Strasburg, with a record of 1-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Padres trot Edinson Volquez to the mound in this one. He is 3-3 so far in 2013.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Padres at No. 15 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 12 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Diego owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Nationals are rated No. 14 in the same category at 7.5 per game.
San Diego owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 5-rated defense.
The Nationals were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Washington suffered a 3-1 loss against Los Angeles on Wednesday, as Ross Detwiler wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Dodger Stadium.
San Diego was an 8-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Orioles. They won as +148 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. The Padres enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Wednesday, with Jason Marquis throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Camden Yards.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Nationals at Padres trends to consider:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Diego
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home
San Diego is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Washington at San Diego, Friday, May 17