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Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with San Diego Padres

The visiting Washington Nationals hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at PETCO Park against the San Diego Padres.

The match puts starter Max Scherzer for the Washington Nationals on the hill facing Luis Perdomo for the San Diego Padres. Scherzer brings a 12-5 mark to the game, while Perdomo is 6-7 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as favorites of -205 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 3.2 -.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 sport a record of 54-67 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 72-47 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the San Diego Padres, most recently No. 20 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Washington Nationals, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the San Diego Padres No. 30-ranked scoring average of 3.85 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.34 runs per game. The Padres have averaged 7.83 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (9.45 per nine innings).

San Diego owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 3.85 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 7-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Padres on Thursday, with E Jackson throwing 7 innings of 8-hit ball at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Diego's last 12 games
  • San Diego is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games at home
  • San Diego is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at San Diego, Saturday, August 19th