Nationals vs. Padres Wednesday Pick

Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres, 5/9/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres will wrap up their three-game series at Petco Park Wednesday night at 9:10 p.m. ET. Will tonight's game be low-scoring?

Game Snapshot & Odds

957 Washington Nationals at 958 San Diego Padres; 7.5 runs

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

9:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park

TV: WSH (MSN2); SD (FSSD)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Nationals as a -143 favorite. As of this writing, 77% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nationals to beat the Padres on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Nationals' Gonzalez pitches Nationals to win over Diamondbacks

Gio Gonzalez picked up the win by pitching seven strong innings against the Diamondbacks on Sunday in a 3-1 victory. Gonzalez allowed just the one run, and he struck out eight over those seven innings to pick up his third win of the season. It's another quality start for the southpaw, and his ERA is now down to 2.67 to go along with a 37/14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 33 2/3 innings. He'll have a chance to improve his numbers on Friday in a home start against the Phillies.

Padres' Lucchesi strikes out six in home win vs. Mets

Joey Lucchesi allowed two earned runs, four hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a win against the Mets on Saturday.

Lucchesi made one mistake, serving up a two-run bomb to Yoenis Cespedes in the sixth inning. He threw 43 of his 79 pitches for strikes to run his record to 3-1 while lowering his ERA to 2.78. He'll look to continue the good work next Saturday against Kenta Maeda and the visiting Dodgers.

MLB Betting Trends

Washington

The Nationals have won five of six in San Diego and are 5-1 in their last six games against the Padres overall.

San Diego

The Padres are 2-11 in their last 13 games during the third game of a series and are 1-8 in their last nine games versus National League East opponents.

Prediction:

The under is 6-1-2 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings in San Diego. The under is also 6-0 in the Nationals' last six games versus a left-handed starter and is 5-0 in Gonzalez's last five outings versus National League West opponents. On the other side, the under is 9-4-1 in the Padres' last 14 games versus a team with a winning record.

 

The Pick: Nationals/Padres under 7.5

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