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Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres

The Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at PETCO Park.

Righthander Stephen Strasburg will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Strasburg is 1-5 this season with a 3.10 ERA.

It'll be Edinson Volquez toeing the rubber for the Padres in this contest. Righthander Volquez is 3-3 with a 5.15 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Washington has lost 2 straight games.
San Diego has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 21-19 SU
San Diego: 18-21 SU

Washington most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
San Diego home to Washington, Friday, May 17