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Washington Nationals Face the San Diego Padres Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The San Diego Padres will look to improve on a 54-66 record when they take on the Washington Nationals, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Edwin Jackson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Washington Nationals on Thursday; he's 3-2 on the season. The San Diego Padres, meanwhile, will counter with Jhoulys Chacin, who will be looking to improve on his 11-8 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -117 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 3.7-3.0. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Diego Padres bring a 54-66 record to the battle against the 71-47 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Washington injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked San Diego Padres and the No. 11-rated Washington Nationals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Diego Padres No. 30-rated offense, averaging 3.88 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals defense that ranks No. 8 at 4.31 in runs allowed per game. The San Diego Padres have averaged 7.82 hits per game so far, less than Washington Nationals batters have averaged on the year (9.49 hits per game).

Defensively, Washington features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.41 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 at home, scoring 3.86 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Los Angeles on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

C Richard silenced the Phillies bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Philadelphia at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • San Diego is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Diego's last 11 games
  • San Diego is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at San Diego, Friday, August 18th