Max Scherzer is always one of the most dominant pitchers in the National League, and it’s no different in 2016. Scherzer has been brilliant in June and will attempt to post his fourth consecutive victory when the Washington Nationals visit the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
- The Padres are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
- The OVER is 4-1 in the Padres last 5 games.
- The Nationals are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego.
Scherzer has allowed just 12 hits while compiling a 1.23 ERA in his three June starts and has struck out 28 against just three walks. Colin Rea (3-3, 5.37) will get the nod for the Padres. Rea has gone six straight starts without a victory and is coming off his worst outing of the campaign. The 25-year-old gave up eight runs and nine hits in 2.5 innings against the Miami Marlins last week.
Washington left fielder Jayson Werth is on an absolute tear right now, recording three consecutive two-hit games while going 16-for-38 with 10 RBI over his last 10 contests.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
San Diego was a 187 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 7.5.
Odds – Shark
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-3.2 win for the Nationals on Saturday. 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
San Diego (27-42) will face the 43-25 Nationals in this tilt. 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. 26-ranked San Diego Padres and the No. 5-rated Washington Nationals in this matchup.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has baseball’s No. 24-rated offensive output, at 8.16 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 17 on the list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and San Diego has the No. 27-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 7-5 final on Friday in support of Joe Ross at PETCO Park.
- Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington’s last 13 games
- Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- San Diego is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- San Diego is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego’s last 5 games
- San Diego is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at San Diego, Sunday, June 19th