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Stephen Strasburg, Andrew Triggs Take Mound in Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics Tilt

The visiting Washington Nationals hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

Andrew Triggs gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 5-4 mark. In the other dugout, Stephen Strasburg brings a 6-1 ledger to the game for the Washington Nationals as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oakland was a 132 moneyline underdogs 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 8.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.1-1.4 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics bring a 23-30 record to the battle against the 33-19 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Washington injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics vs Washington Nationals odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 26-rated offensive output, at 7.75 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 9.62 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.

Washington brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 26-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 11-strikeout performance from M Scherzer - will prevail again after their 3-1 victory against San Francisco at AT&T Park.

C Kluber shut down the Athletics in their last game, striking out 10 in a 8-0 shutout over Oakland in baseball action at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
  • Washington is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
  • Oakland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Oakland, Saturday, June 3rd