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The Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at PETCO Park.
The Nationals will give the ball to starter Gio Gonzalez in this one. Lefthander Gonzalez is 3-2 this season with a 4.20 ERA.
The Padres will counter Gonzalez with Burch Smith. Righthander Smith has a 54.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -147 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Washington: 22-19 SU
San Diego: 18-22 SU
Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
San Diego most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing San Diego
Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Diego's last 15 games when playing at home against Washington
San Diego home to Washington, Saturday, May 18