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San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Betting Preview

Washington NationalsSan Diego Padres
June 9, 10:05 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Odds

27-35TEAM RECORD28-35

The San Diego Padres host Washington on Thursday, looking to build on their 28-35 mark against the 27-35 Nationals in MLB betting action at PETCO Park.

Livan Hernandez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Nationals on this day; he's 3-7 on the season. The Padres, meanwhile, will counter with Aaron Harang, who will be looking to improve on his 6-2 mark.

View Washington vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Padres were listed as -120 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Padres sit at No. 15 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 16-rated National League offense, averaging 3.4 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Padres have averaged 7.7 hits per game so far, more than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (7.6 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -168 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to San Francisco on Wednesday at AT&T Park.

In their last action, San Diego was a 5-3 loser at home against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Padres endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Wednesday, with Dustin Moseley throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at PETCO Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nationals at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing San Diego
San Diego is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
San Diego is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Washington
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Washington at San Diego, Friday, June 10