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Max Scherzer Nationals at Home vs San Diego Padres in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Washington and San Diego on Friday, with the host Nationals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The Washington Nationals will turn to Max Scherzer and his 4-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the San Diego Padres send Luis Perdomo (0-1) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Washington Nationals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -260 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.6-3.2 win for the Nationals. 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 28-18 heading into this matchup, while the San Diego Padres sit at 18-31 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs San Diego injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Washington Nationals and the league No. 30-ranked San Diego Padres, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting San Diego Padres rank No. 30 at 7.31 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 1 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Padres grabbed a win last time out, defeating R Montero and the Mets 4-3 on Thursday at Citi Field.

The Nationals endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Thursday, with G Gonzalez throwing 5.1 innings of 3-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
  • San Diego is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
  • San Diego is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Diego

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego at Washington, Saturday, May 27th