The Washington Nationals are 5-1 in Stephen Strasburg’s last six trips to the mound as the righthander looks to pitch his team to another victory on Tuesday night when he heads to the hill at home to face the San Diego Padres.
Strasburg is just 7-6 with a 4.22 ERA on the season, but he’s coming off a strong victory over the Rockies in which he allowed just one run on two hits over seven innings. James Shields (9-5, 3.74 ERA) will start for San Diego.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Washington was a -145 moneyline favorites 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.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.7-4 win for the Padres. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Washington (62-61) will face the 61-63 Padres in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs San Diego injuries news.
The Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 13 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while San Diego is at No. 14.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball’s No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.33 hits per game. The San Diego Padres average 8.29 hits per game, good for No. 25 on the list.
Defensively, San Diego features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.44 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 at home, scoring 4 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Diego looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 10-3 on Sunday behind a start from M Wacha at PETCO Park.
The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating M Garza and the Brewers 9-5 on Sunday at Nationals Park.
- San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego’s last 6 games
- San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Diego’s last 12 games on the road
- Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Washington is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 10 games at home
- Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
Next Betting Matchups
San Diego at Washington, Wednesday, August 26th