Thursday's game between the Washington Nationals (21-28) and San Diego Padres (22-27) squaring off at Nationals Park has a projected final score of 6-3 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of the Nationals, so expect a competitive matchup. The game will begin at 4:05 PM ET on May 25.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Padres will send Blake Snell (1-6) to the mound, while Jake Irvin (1-2) will answer the bell for the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Padres Game Info & Odds

  • When: Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 4:05 PM ET
  • Where: Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
  • How to Watch on TV: MASN2
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Nationals vs. Padres Score Prediction

Our pick for this contest is Nationals 5, Padres 4.

Total Prediction for Nationals vs. Padres

  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs

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Nationals Performance Insights

  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Nationals have a record of 2-5.
  • In its last 10 games with an over/under, Washington and its opponents have combined to eclipse the total six times.
  • The Nationals' previous 10 contests have not had a spread posted by sportsbooks.
  • The Nationals have come away with 18 wins in the 45 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Washington has come away with a win six times in 13 chances when named as an underdog of at least +165 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 37.7% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Averaging 4.1 runs per game (202 total), Washington is the 24th-highest scoring team in baseball.
  • Nationals pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.38 ERA this year, which ranks 18th in MLB.

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Nationals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 19 Tigers L 8-6 Jake Irvin vs Matthew Boyd
May 20 Tigers W 5-2 Patrick Corbin vs Alex Faedo
May 21 Tigers W 6-4 Josiah Gray vs Joey Wentz
May 23 Padres L 7-4 MacKenzie Gore vs Yu Darvish
May 24 Padres W 5-3 Trevor Williams vs Ryan Weathers
May 25 Padres - Jake Irvin vs Blake Snell
May 26 @ Royals - Patrick Corbin vs Jordan Lyles
May 27 @ Royals - Josiah Gray vs Brady Singer
May 28 @ Royals - MacKenzie Gore vs Brady Singer
May 29 @ Dodgers - Trevor Williams vs Bobby Miller
May 30 @ Dodgers - Jake Irvin vs Tony Gonsolin