Washington Nationals Odds
Virginia sportsbooks are ready to take your bet on the Washington Nationals even if the odds seem long for the team to win the World Series. So, it doesn’t look great for DC’s team. At least the arrival of spring offers new hope. Your game-by-game MLB bets can pass the time on a quiet summer evening.
The Nats have made a hopeful signing at the start of a new year when they inked 1B/OF Dominic Smith to a one-year deal. They hope young talent led by RHP Cade Cavalli and SS CJ Abrams usher in a new era of success.
For now, Washington will set its sights on spring training in West Palm Beach, FL. The first spring training game is Saturday, Feb. 25.
The Nats open the 2023 season with a home series with the Atlanta Braves starting Thursday, March 30.
For fans heading to Nationals Park in 2023, there’s a nice surprise waiting in the form of live sports betting. Thanks to its partnership with BetMGM the team began offering online sports betting in and around the ballpark with in-person retail sports betting planned for the future. See our guide below to bet on the Washington Nationals online in VA.
Today’s Nats Odds
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Nats World Series odds
C.J. Abrams prop odds
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Next Up: New York Mets
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
- Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
- TV Channel: SNY,MASN
- Location: Queens, New York
- Stadium: Citi Field
Recent Meetings With The Mets
|Date||Home Team||Moneyline Odds||Total Runs||Result|
|Last 6 Totals||Overall Record: 2-4||O/U Record: 2-4|
Nationals Insights Vs Mets
- Erick Fedde (6-12 with a 5.27 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 124 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Nationals, his 27th of the season.
- In his most recent time out on Friday, the right-hander tossed 5 2/3 innings against the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing two earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
- Washington has the 11th-ranked batting average in the league (.249).
- Nationals hitters strike out 7.5 times per game, the fourth-lowest average in baseball.
- The Nationals have a 4.99 team ERA that ranks 29th among all league pitching staffs.
Washington's Last 10 Games
|Overall Record||ML Favorite Record||ML Underdog Record||Total Runs O/U/P||AVG Runs Scored||AVG Runs Allowed|
|3 - 7||0-0||3-7||5-5-0||3||5.6|
Betting Lines And Odds For Nationals Vs. Mets
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Nationals Betting Trends
- The Nationals have a 49-97 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.6% of those games).
- Washington is 33-72 (winning only 31.4% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline underdog of +130 or longer.
- Based on this game's moneyline, the Nationals have an implied win probability of 43.5%.
- Washington has a 3-7 record over the 10 games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
Nationals Players to Watch
- Lane Thomas is batting .241 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI for Washington this season.
- Among all hitters in the big leagues, Thomas is 85th in home runs and 136th in RBI.
- Cesar Hernandez leads Washington in batting with a .248 average.
- Hernandez ranks 442nd among all hitters in MLB in home runs, and 244th in RBI.
- Luke Voit leads Washington in home runs with 22 and runs batted in with 69.
Injuries For New York Vs Washington
Mets: Jacob deGrom: Active (finger), Darin Ruf: 10-Day IL (neck), Mychal Givens: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Brett Baty: 10-Day IL (thumb), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tommy Hunter: 15-Day IL (back), Bryce Montes de Oca: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Starling Marte: 10-Day IL (finger), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Washington Nationals: Nelson Cruz: Active (eye), Yadiel Hernandez: 60-Day IL (calf), Keibert Ruiz: 10-Day IL (groin), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Cade Cavalli: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Evan Lee: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Jackson Tetreault: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow), Stephen Strasburg: 60-Day IL (ribs), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Nationals Upcoming Games
Nats player props and futures
Roster changes may require a bit of research going into the 2023 season. Here’s what we know so far.
In: 3B Jeimer Candelario, OF Corey Dickerson, SS Jeter Downs, OF Stone Garrett, 1B Dominic Smith and RHP Trevor Williams.
Out: RHP A.J. Alexy, RHP Steve Cishek, DH Nelson Cruz, LHP Sean Doolittle, RHP Erick Fedde, RHP Will Harris, 2B Cesar Hernandez, RHP Joe Ross, RHP Tommy Romero, RHP Anibal Sanchez and 1B/DH Luke Voit.
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 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 Josiah Gray have in the game — over/under 7.5?
- Which player will have more hits plus walks — CJ Abrams or Keibert Ruiz?
- Which team will get to three runs first — 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, 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 2023 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.
Washington’s 19th season opener is also its home opener when the Atlanta Braves visit Nationals Park on Thursday, March 30.
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: Tim Bogar
- Hitting: Darnell Coles
- Assistant hitting: Pat Roessler
- Pitching: Jim Hickey
- First base: Eric Young Jr.
- Third base: Gary DiSarcina
- Bullpen: Rocky Bones
- Catching and Strategy: Henry Blanco
- Senior Advisor, Player Development: Spin Williams
- Assistant Field Coordinator: Jeff Garber
- Lower Level Hitting Coordinator: Troy Gingrich
- Catching Coordinator: Randy Knorr
- Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Gary Thurman
- Pitching Coordinator: Sam Narron
- Rehabilitation and Dominican Republic Pitching Coordinator: Mark Grater
- Dominican Republic Field Coordinator: Sandy Martinez
- Medical and Rehab Coordinator: Gene Basham
- Assistant Medical Coordinator: Jeff Allred
- Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Tony Rogowski
- Minor League Clubhouse & Equipment Coordinator: Carlos Felix
- Minor League Clubhouse Operations: Scott Paquin
- Hitting Coordinator: Joe Dillon
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.
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
It’ll be interesting to see which parts of the Expos/Nationals record books are rewritten in the coming seasons
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 over the past two years, including Matt Scherzer and Trea Turner in 2021 as well as Juan Soto and Josh Bell in 2022.
2023 Washington Nationals tickets aren’t on sale yet. But, 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 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.