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Eric Stults, Jordan Zimmermann Take Mound in San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Tilt

San Diego Padres


Washington Nationals
Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The San Diego Padres pay a visit to Washington on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Nationals bats in baseball betting action at Nationals Park.

It's a pitching duel between Jordan Zimmermann for the Washington Nationals (1-1 on the year) and Eric Stults for San Diego Padres (1-2 so far).

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Washington was a -176 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

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Computer Prediction: San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-3.2 win for the Nationals. A 3.6-3.2 result in favor of the Nationals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington (12-10) will face the 10-12 Padres in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs San Diego injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Washington Nationals at No. 9 and the San Diego Padres at No. 25 heading into this contest.

How San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.32 runs per game, against a San Diego Padres defense that ranks No. 4 at 3.18 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.32 hits per game so far, more than San Diego Padres batters have averaged on the year (7.27 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, San Diego owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Diego lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Brewers on April 23. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. San Diego looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 5-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Kyle Lohse at Miller Park.

The Nationals were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jered Weaver and the Angels 5-4 on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego at Washington, Friday, April 25th