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Washington Nationals take on the San Diego Padres with Odds and Betting Pick

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between San Diego and Washington on Friday, with the host Padres trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The San Diego Padres will rely on Odrisamer Despaigne to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jordan Zimmermann will be his counterpart for the Washington Nationals. Odrisamer Despaigne is 2-1 this season, and Jordan Zimmermann is 2-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Washington Nationals before the first pitch in this match found them as -113 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 6.5 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.4-4.8 win for the Nationals. A 5.4-4.8 result in favor of the Nationals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

19-17 San Diego battles the Nationals, currently with a 19-17 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Washington injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 25-ranked San Diego Padres and the No. 7-rated Washington Nationals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up San Diego Padres No. 7 ranked offense (4.69 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.53 runs allowed per game. The San Diego Padres have been averaging 8.92 hits per game, more than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (8.69 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and San Diego has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to San Diego on Thursday at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 15-7-1 SU in its last 23 games when playing San Diego
  • Washington is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
  • San Diego is 3-7-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
  • San Diego is 4-9-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at San Diego, Saturday, May 16th

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