With our best betting pick for Monday we select from the National League Major League Baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals. Start time from Washington is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with the MLB package providing the live television broadcast. Our best bet from MLB is playing on the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals to play under the total of 7 runs. The odds used for our MLB pick today were pulled from Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds from this National League game opened up with the home standing Washington Nationals favored by -155 odds with the road underdog San Diego Padres take back at +145 odds. The run over under opened up at 7 runs. Early money has slightly shown on the Nationals as Washington is now favored by -156 odds with the underdog Padres returning +146 odds. The over under total has not moved off the opener of 7 runs but 6 ½ runs are showing up now at some of the betting exchanges so you better not wait and get your wager in on this total to ensure the best wagering number. A Washington Nationals wager on the run line laying -1 ½ runs will get back +145 odds. Those who play the San Diego Padres on the run line and take the +1 ½ run head start in this MLB game will have to lay -155 odds for their wager.
The San Diego offense enters Washington with horrific run totals as the club has scored no more than three runs per game in their past eight balls games. They pushed across two runs on Saturday and Sunday at Philadelphia. The Philadelphia ballpark is a very friendly hitter park and now the Padres enter play in the pitcher friendly Nationals Park on Monday. Tim Stauffer will make his first start of the season after spending all of the 2012 year on the disabled list. If Tim Stauffer can only give San Diego five innings on Monday he is backed by an outstanding bullpen for the Padres that have a road ERA of 1.88 in nearly 29 innings of work. Stauffer has had great success pitching against this Nationals lineup as in four starts he sits with an ERA of just 1.66. In two starts against Washington in the 2011 campaign the right hander gave up just one earned run combined over those appearances in 14 innings pitched. The San Diego batters face a lefty tonight and they have had no success in 2012. The Padres hit just .199 and push across 2 runs per game against southpaws.
The Washington Nationals will send left hander Ross Detwiler to the mound on Monday to face the listless bats of San Diego. Detwiler has pitched extremely well at home as the Nationals hurler sits with an ERA of 1.04 and WHIP of 1.03 in three starts with 17 1/3rd innings of work. Two weak hitting lineups backed by good starting pitching and bullpens competing in a very pitcher friendly ballpark tonight lands us on the under tonight but before making a wager be sure to get sportsbook promo codes.