Washington Nationals Odds
Starting Friday, fans have seven more games to bet on the Washington Nationals this season. Even the final homestand requires some adjustments due to Hurricane Ian. A doubleheader scheduled for Saturday will now be played on Friday to dodge the raindrops. The Nats close the season Oct. 3-5 at the New York Mets.
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.
For fans heading to Nationals Park, 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.
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Next Up: New York Mets
- Game Day: Tuesday, October 4, 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: 3-3||O/U Record: 2-4|
Nationals Insights Vs Mets
- Cory Abbott (0-4 with a 5.11 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 44 innings pitched) makes the start for the Nationals, his ninth of the season.
- In his last time out on Monday, Sept. 26, the right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves, allowing four earned runs while surrendering three hits.
- Washington's .249 batting average ranks 11th in the majors.
- The Nationals strike out 7.5 times per game, the third-best average in baseball.
- The Nationals have the 29th-ranked team ERA among all league pitching staffs (4.97).
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||4-5-1||3.1||5.3|
Betting Lines And Odds For Nationals Vs. Mets
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Nationals Betting Trends
- The Nationals have put together a 49-95 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 34% of those games).
- Washington has a 10-13 record (winning 43.5% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline underdog of +220 or longer.
- The Nationals have a 31.2% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline's implied probability.
- Washington went 3-7 over the 10 games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
Nationals Players to Watch
- Lane Thomas is batting .242 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI for Washington this season.
- Thomas' home run total puts him 85th in the majors, and he is 135th in RBI.
- Cesar Hernandez leads Washington in batting with a .248 average.
- Hernandez is 440th in home runs and 239th in RBI among all batters in the majors.
- Luke Voit leads the club in homers (22) and runs batted in (69) this season.
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
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 — Cesar Hernandez or Keibert Ruiz?
- Which team will get to three runs first — Nationals or Phillies?
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 or player award winners, such as:
- Bet on Nationals players to win MVP, Cy Young, etc.
- Over/under on Nationals player stats — HRs, RBIs, Ks, etc.
- Bet on Nationals players to lead league — 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 schedule
MLB follows a specific formula while crafting the schedule, so this is what Washington will have on tap in the coming campaign.
- 76 games vs. NL East rivals
- 66 games vs. other NL teams
- 20 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 19 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
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
- Director of Player Development: De Jon Watson
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.
With a last-place team and stars playing for other teams, the Nationals have reduced ticket costs to bring people to the park. Tickets can be found for as low as $9 for the cheap seats. The average price to attend a game in recent years has checked in at $53, but primo seats on the higher end of the spectrum have approached $500. Naturally, prices can vary based on how the team is doing, the opponent, the time of game and other factors.
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.