Washington Nationals Odds

Virginia online sportsbooks can accept your bet on the Washington Nationals. Over the course of a long baseball season, game-by-game MLB bets can be long-term entertainment and a way to try out your betting strategy.

You can choose from several Virginia online sportsbooks to bet on the Nats from anywhere in the state. Meanwhile, for fans heading to see the Nats in person in 2024, there’s a nice surprise waiting in the form of live sports betting at the brand new BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park.

Consult our MLB Betting Guide below to learn the latest Nationals odds and everything you need to know about betting on the Washington Nationals online in Virginia.

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Next Up: Seattle Mariners

  • Game Day: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Game Time: 6:45 PM
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Stadium: Nationals Park

Nationals Insights Vs. Mariners

  • The Nationals have hit the third-fewest home runs in MLB play this season (40).
  • Washington is slugging .352, the third-lowest average in MLB.
  • The Nationals' .225 batting average ranks 26th in the majors.
  • The Nationals have a 5-3 record in games this season when they belt at least two home runs.
  • Washington has gone 4-4 in the eight games this season when it struck out 10 or more batters.

Nationals' Last 10 Games

Overall Record ML Favorite Record ML Underdog Record Total Runs O/U/P AVG Runs Scored AVG Runs Allowed
2 - 8 1-1 1-7 4-5-1 3.2 4.7

Betting Lines And Odds For Nationals Vs. Mariners

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Run Line Total Runs
Mariners -148 +124 SEA -1.5 7.5

Nationals Betting Insights

  • The Nationals have been favored on the moneyline four total times this season. They've finished 3-1 in those games.
  • Washington has been the underdog in 44 games this season and won 18 (40.9%) of those contests.
  • The Nationals have played in 48 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 20 times (20-25-3).
  • Washington has a 29-19-0 record ATS this season (covering 60.4% of the time).
Home Away Day Night vs. Starting RHP vs. Starting LHP
8-12 13-15 9-15 12-12 14-20 7-7

Nationals Players To Watch

  • C.J. Abrams leads the Nationals with seven home runs.
  • Abrams ranks 49th in home runs and 88th in RBI among all hitters in MLB play.
  • Jesse Winker is batting .226 with nine doubles, six home runs and 23 walks.
  • Winker ranks 72nd in homers and 88th in RBI among MLB batters this season.
  • Luis Garcia leads the Nationals with a team-high batting average of .280.
  • Jacob Young is batting .275 with seven doubles and seven walks.

Injuries For Washington Vs. Seattle

Nationals: Lane Thomas: 10-Day IL (knee), Josiah Gray: 15-Day IL (elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Ferrer: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Seattle Mariners: Matt Brash: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tayler Saucedo: 15-Day IL (knee), Gregory Santos: 60-Day IL (lat), Jackson Kowar: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Name Status Injury 2024 Stats
Lane Thomas 10 Day Injury List Knee .184 / .250 / .253, 2 HR, 10 RBI
Josiah Gray 15 Day Injury List Elbow 0-2, 14.04 ERA, 9.7 K/9
Jose Ferrer 60 Day Injury List Shoulder -
Cade Cavalli 60 Day Injury List Elbow -
Mason Thompson 60 Day Injury List Elbow -

Nats player props and futures

You can bet on the outcome of any Nationals game throughout the season, but the options don’t stop there. Two other popular ways to get in on the action are with MLB player props and MLB futures odds.

Prop bets are offered for each game. They revolve around things such as a specific player statistical accomplishment. Some prop bet examples you might find are:

  • How many strikeouts will MacKenzie Gore have in the game — over/under 7.5?
  • Which player will have more hits plus walks — CJ Abrams or Jesse Winker?
  • Which team will get to three runs first — the Nationals or Pirates?

Futures are bets you can make on the outcome of the season as a whole. It’s an active market in which odds are released in the offseason. Many of the top futures bets will stay open all year round. Here are some of the more popular Washington Nationals futures bets available:

  • Bet on the Nationals to win the World Series.
  • Over/under on Nationals regular season wins.
  • Bet on the Nationals to make the playoffs or win the division.

A number of sportsbooks will also offer up futures that have a player prop perspective. These will revolve around individual accomplishments. But in Virginia player award bets are not allowed. For example:

  • No bets are allowed on Nationals players to win MVP, Cy Young, etc.
  • Bets are allowed for over/under on Nationals player stats — HRs, RBIs, Ks, etc.
  • You can also bet on a Nationals players to lead the league in batting average, wins, etc.

Props and futures provide you with even more chances to bet on the Nationals all season long. They’re among the most popular offerings at online sportsbooks, and absolutely worth taking the time to check out.

Washington Nationals 2024 schedule

The Nationals made the postseason five times from 2012-2019 and won a thrilling World Series title in 2019. Some bright young talent offers hope for the future, too.

MLB follows a specific formula while crafting the schedule, so this is what Washington will have on tap in the coming campaign.

  • 52 games vs. NL East rivals
  • 64 games vs. other NL teams
  • 46 games vs. AL teams

Games against familiar foes account for the bulk of the schedule. The Nationals play each of the following NL East clubs 13 times.

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Miami Marlins
  • New York Mets
  • Philadelphia Phillies

The remainder of the schedule will be filled out with interleague games vs. a rotating divisional schedule and the rest of the NL teams. That translates into home and away stints to face off with teams such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and more. See MLB.com for this year’s Nats schedule.

Nats bench staff & managers

The Nationals haven’t made any coaching changes since the end of the 2022 season.

Dave Martinez is the current manager of the Nationals and has been on the job since 2018. He led the team to a World Series crown in 2019. Here’s the current lineup of coaches who assist Martinez with running the team.

  • Bench: Miguel Cairo
  • Hitting: Darnell Coles
  • Assistant hitting: Chris Johnson
  • Pitching: Jim Hickey
  • First base: Gerardo Parra
  • Third base: Ricky Guiterrez
  • Bullpen: Ricky Bones
  • Catching Coach: Henry Blanco

When the team moved over from Montreal, Frank Robinson was serving as the manager. In between him and Martinez, six men have held the title of manager in Washington. Here’s a look back at how they fared.

NameTenureRegular SeasonPostseason
Dusty Baker2016-17192-1324-6
Matt Williams2014-15 179-1451-3
Davey Johnson2011-13 224-1832-3
John McLaren2011 2-1 NA
Jim Riggleman2009-11140-172NA
Manny Acta2007-09158-252NA

The team’s first postseason appearance after the move to Washington came in 2012 with Johnson at the helm. That began a streak in which the club made it to the playoffs in five of seven seasons. Both Johnson and Williams earned Manager of the Year honors during their time in charge, with the awards coming in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

Where is Nationals Park?

When the Nationals first moved to the DC area in 2005, they played home games at RFK Memorial Stadium. The 45,596-seat venue served as home base through the 2007 campaign. In 2008, the club moved into its shiny new digs. Here’s what you need to know about where Washington plays its home games.

  • Name: Nationals Park
  • Address: 1500 South Capitol St. SE
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Owner: Events DC
  • Operator: Washington Nationals Baseball Club LLC
  • Capacity: 41,339
  • Dimensions: Left, 337 feet; Center, 402 feet; Right, 335 feet
  • Surface: Kentucky bluegrass
  • Ground breaking: May 4, 2006
  • Opening date: March 22, 2008
  • Construction cost: $693 million
  • Other events hosted: NHL Winter Classic, concerts, papal Mass

 

How to watch & listen to Nats games

The broadcast home for Nationals games is MASN, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Games can be found on either MASN or MASN2. The channels are also home base for the Baltimore Orioles.

MASN is carried by a number of cable, satellite and streaming operators in the region. That said, it’s always a good idea to confirm availability prior to subscribing to make sure that you won’t miss an inning of action.

On a national scale, MLB has deals in place with ESPN, Fox, MLB Network and TBS. You may find select games on those outlets during the season. Streaming online or via app with the respective outlets is an option, but note that valid provider login credentials will be required.

For another streaming option, there’s MLB.tv, a subscription offering that provides coverage of the games. However, keep in mind that local blackout rules may apply depending on the area in which you plan to use the service.

Bob Carpenter is the primary play-by-play voice, while F.P. Santangelo handles color commentary for most games. Alex Chappell takes care of reporting duty from the stands, while Dan Kolko and Bo Porter host the pre- and post-game shows.

On the radio side, WJFK 106.7 FM is the flagship station for Nationals games. Charlie Sloews and Dave Jageler are the tag team voices in the booth. The feed for the games is picked up by numerous stations across the region.

  • Washington, DC — 94.7 FM-HD3
  • Cumberland, MD — WCMD 1230 AM/102.1 FM
  • Thurmont, MD — WTHU 1450 AM
  • Charlottesville, VA — WCHV 107.5 FM
  • Front Royal, VA — WFTR 1450 AM
  • Harrisonburg, VA — WKCY 1300 AM
  • Lynchburg, VA — WBRG 1050 AM/105.1 FM
  • Martinsville, VA — WHEE 1370 AM
  • Richmond, VA — WRNL 910 AM
  • Waynesboro, VA — WKCI 970 AM
  • Martinsburg, WV — WRNR 740 AM/106.5 FM
  • Harrisburg, PA — WHGB 1400 AM
  • Greenville, NC — WECU 1570 AM
  • Nags Head, NC — WOBX 98.1 FM
  • New Bern, NC — WWNB 1490 AM/103.9 FM

There’s also a subscription option available through MLB.com for the audio feed of games. You can also search for the Nationals game on TuneIn, a radio service that is available both online and via app.

Brief Washington Nationals history

From 1901 through 1971, fans in the DC region became accustomed to having an MLB team in the backyard. The Washington Senators may not have had tons of success, with just two pennants and one World Series title, but it was still the home team to root for.

The first shift came in 1960, when the original Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Twins. Washington was awarded an expansion team that began play in 1961 as the Senators, but that team only lasted until 1971 before moving to Texas and becoming the Rangers.

The current incarnation of the Nationals franchise traces its roots back to 1969. That was the year that the expansion Montreal Expos were born. The Expos lasted north of the border until 2004. At that point, the franchise called for the moving vans, and it was off to DC.

The Nationals were born in 2005. The team played home games at RFK Stadium for the first few seasons, while Nationals Park opened its doors in 2008. Here’s a quick look at what has transpired in the postseason for the club since moving to Washington.

  • World Series titles: One, 2019
  • NL pennants: One, 2019
  • NL East Division titles: Four, last in 2017
  • Wild card berths: One, 2019

The franchise record book is a mix of Expos and Nationals player achievements. However, several interesting single-season records have been set since the club put its roots down in DC.

  • Batting Average: Juan Soto, .351 (2020)
  • On-base percentage: .490, Juan Soto in 2022
  • Slugging Percentage: Juan Soto, .695 (2020)
  • OPS: Juan Soto, 1.185 (2020)
  • Walks: Juan Soto, 145 (2021)
  • Extra-Base Hits: Vladimir Guerrero, 84 (1999)
  • Times on Base: Juan Soto, 304 (2021)
  • Strikeouts (batter): 189, Danny Espinosa in 2012
  • Runs created: 161, Bryce Harper in 2015
  • At-bats per home run: 12.4, Bryce Harper in 2015
  • Wins: 21, Gio Gonzalez in 2012
  • Saves: 47, Chad Cordero in 2005
  • Hit batsmen: 18, Ramon Ortiz in 2006

Washington Nationals FAQ

When the Montreal Expos moved to Washington, the team was owned and operated by MLB. Ted Lerner purchased the team in 2006 for $450 million. The Lerner family is the majority owner of the team, with Mark D. Lerner serving in the role of majority principal owner.

The Lerners are taking steps to sell the team and the team’s ownership status likely factored into trades of popular players in recent years, including Matt Scherzer and Trea Turner in 2021 as well as Juan Soto and Josh Bell in 2022.

Washington Nationals fans can choose from multi-game ticket plans and season ticket plans. Some premier plans start at $19 per game and pick ’em plans start at $21 per game.

As the team continues its rebuild, fans should find some affordable options next spring and summer.

The Nationals have won just one World Series. That came in 2019 when the team took down the Houston Astros in a thrilling seven-game affair. The team had quite the road to get that far, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in the wild card game before advancing. Washington defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS before moving on to the NLCS and taking out the St. Louis Cardinals to win the NL pennant.

According to the annual list of MLB franchise valuations by Forbes, the Nationals are currently valued at $2 billion. That places them in 12th place among the 30 MLB teams. The New York Yankees hold down the top spot at $6 billion, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $4.1 billion and the Boston Red Sox at $3.9 billion. The Miami Marlins bring up the rear with a current price tag of $990 million.

When the franchise was located in Montreal, the number 42 was retired throughout MLB in honor of Jackie Robinson. The number 10 was also retired in honor of franchise icons Andre Dawson and Rusty Staub. There have been no numbers retired since the move to Washington, but the team does maintain a ring of honor. A number of players have been honored in this fashion, including players from the Expos, the original Washington Senators and the Homestead Grays. There have been three honorees who were specifically honored for their contributions to the Nationals.

  • Frank Robinson, manager
  • Ivan Rodriguez, C
  • Jayson Werth, OF

You can follow the team on Twitter (or “X”) at the handle @Nationals. There’s also a dedicated website for all of the club happenings at MLB.com/nationals. The team also maintains a presence on other major social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.