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Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with San Diego Padres

The Washington Nationals pay a visit to San Diego on Friday, hoping to shut down the Padres bats in baseball betting action at PETCO Park.

For the San Diego Padres, Christian Friedrich gets the ball, charged with keeping the Washington Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Joe Ross, 5-4 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -166 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.7-2.6 win for the Nationals on Friday. 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 27-41 record to the battle against the 42-25 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Washington injuries news.

The San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. San Diego is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the San Diego Padres No. 24-ranked scoring average of 4.01 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.66 runs per game. The Padres have averaged 8.15 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.46 per nine innings).

Washington brings the No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Padres's No. 25-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating E Johnson and the Padres 8-5 on Thursday at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Diego is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • San Diego is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at San Diego, Saturday, June 18th