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Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres

The Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Petco Park.

The Nationals will trot Max Scherzer out to the mound in this one. Right hander Scherzer has a 7-4 record and a 2.10 ERA this season.

Scherzer's opponent in this one will be Yu Darvish. The Padres right hander has a 2.65 ERA to go along with a 7-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Padres as -135-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game's total opened at 8.

The Padres were a 15-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at 161 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington was a 15-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Padres. They won as +161 underdogs, while the total score of 20 made winners of OVER bettors.

Team record: 42-43 SU
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
Washington is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing San Diego

San Diego:
Team record: 51-38 SU
San Diego is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Washington
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at San Francisco Friday, July 9
San Diego home to Colorado Friday, July 9