Padres vs. Nationals prediction and odds for Wednesday, May 24 (Washington undervalued?)

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 Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

May 20, 2023; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Nationals 3rd baseman Jeimer Candelario (9) hits a solo location tally against nan Detroit Tigers dfourth inning astatine Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals mislaid nan bid opener against nan San Diego Padres pinch erstwhile prima outfielder Juan Soto backmost successful town, 7-4, but will look to get backmost connected way Wednesday against San Diego pinch Trevor Williams connected nan mound.

Washington and San Diego are connected other ends of nan spectrum successful position of roster building based connected nan monolithic connection nan Padres offered nan Nationals past summertime for Soto, but nan squad is struggling successful 2023 aft making a astonishing NLCS tally successful 2022. The Padres are 22-26 while nan Nats are a astonishing 20-28.

How should we handicap this matchup betwixt 2 teams pinch astonishing starts to nan year?

Here are nan odds:

Padres vs. Nationals odds, tally statement and total

Padres vs. Nationals prediction and pick

The Nationals discourtesy has been incredibly potent this season, 3rd successful nan large leagues successful batting mean against near handed pitching. The squad will look a southpaw Ryan Weathers, who has started games and besides travel retired of nan bullpen astatine times. Weathers has struggled pinch walks and inability to onslaught batters retired successful his profession (he has averaged astir 2 strikeouts for each locomotion complete 3 seasons successful nan bigs) and nan Nationals discourtesy is not 1 to slumber on.

Washington is is hitting conscionable nether .300 this twelvemonth against southpaws (.299) and person a near-9% locomotion rate. Weathers is going to struggle to support up and nan Nationals coming nan pitching advantage connected Wednesday pinch correct hander Trevor Williams going against a Padres squad that is past successful nan bigs successful batting mean astatine .211.

The teams whitethorn beryllium successful different points of its life cycle, but connected Wednesday, it’s nan Nationals who person nan much complete roster to get a win.

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