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MLB betting line favors Nationals over Padres

Washington NationalsSan Diego Padres
April 24, 10:05 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Odds


Baseball bettors look for value at PETCO Park on Tuesday as host San Diego battles the Washington Nationals in baseball odds action.

Washington puts its faith in starter Gio Gonzalez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the Padres is Clayton Richard, who owns a 1-1 record on the season with a 5.89 ERA.

View Washington vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Padres in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +115 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 3-ranked Padres and the National League No. 9-rated Nationals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has the National League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 6.9 hits per game. The Nationals average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the National League list.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.5 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at -110 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Diego got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday at PETCO Park behind starter Anthony Bass.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Nationals at Padres trends to consider:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Washington is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
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 5 of San Diego's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing Washington
San Diego is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at San Diego, Wednesday, April 25