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Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the San Diego Padres invade Nationals Park on Thursday.

It's a pitching duel between Joe Ross for the Washington Nationals (4-5 on the year) and Andrew Cashner for San Diego Padres (5-12 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -165 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5-4.4 result in favor of the Padres. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 63-62 heading into this matchup, while the San Diego Padres sit at 62-64 on the season 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. 13 and the San Diego Padres at No. 14 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting San Diego Padres rank No. 26 at 8.29 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 24 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Padres grabbed a win last time out, defeating G Gonzalez and the Nationals 6-5 on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games on the road
  • San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • 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 when playing San Diego
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing San Diego

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego at Philadelphia, Friday, August 28th
Washington home to Miami, Friday, August 28th