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Padres face Washington Nationals: MLB odds preview and stats

San Diego PadresWashington Nationals
May 15, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Odds

12-24TEAM RECORD22-13

The Nationals get a visit from the San Diego Padres in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Anthony Bass, with a record of 1-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Padres, while the Nationals trot Stephen Strasburg to the mound in this one. He is 3-0 so far in 2012.

View San Diego vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Padres listed as underdogs of +-230 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 14-rated Padres in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Padres offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.2 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (7.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, San Diego owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Diego, they were an 8-5 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -148 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Diego didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-5 to Washington on Monday at Nationals Park.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Padres at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
San Diego is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Diego
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
San Diego home to LA Dodgers, Wednesday, May 16
Washington home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 16