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San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals Betting Lines and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting San Diego Padres dueling the Washington Nationals on Saturday at Nationals Park.

San Diego puts its faith in starter Clayton Richard to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-5. Getting the ball for the Washington Nationals is Stephen Strasburg, who owns a 5-1 record on the season with a 3.28 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -250 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 5.3-2.3. 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

29-18 Washington battles the Padres, currently with a 18-32 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs San Diego injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 16-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 30-rated San Diego Padres in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Washington owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 9.6 per game. By contrast, the San Diego Padres are rated No. 30 in the same category at 7.22 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, San Diego owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 5.22 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Diego batters were mowed down by M Scherzer in their last start, falling 5-1 against Washington while striking out 13 times on Friday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • San Diego is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
  • San Diego is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Diego is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego at Washington, Sunday, May 28th