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Washington Nationals home to Padres in baseball betting action

San Diego PadresWashington Nationals
May 28, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Odds

20-31TEAM RECORD22-28

The visiting Padres hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals.

Jordan Zimmermann gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 2-5 mark. In the other dugout, Tim Stauffer brings a 0-3 ledger to the game for the Padres as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View San Diego vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Nationals as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 10 and the Padres sitting at No. 14.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Padres offense rated No. 16 and scoring 3.4 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Padres hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, San Diego was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. San Diego looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 2-1 on Friday behind a start from John Lannan at Nationals Park.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Padres at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games on the road
San Diego is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Washington
San Diego is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home

Next up:
San Diego at Washington, Sunday, May 29