Tuesday's contest at Nationals Park has the Washington Nationals (20-27) taking on the San Diego Padres (21-26) at 7:05 PM ET (on May 23). Our computer prediction projects a narrow 5-3 victory for the Nationals, so expect a tight matchup.

The Padres will give the nod to Yu Darvish (2-3) versus the Nationals and MacKenzie Gore (3-3).

Nationals vs. Padres Game Info & Odds

  • When: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET
  • Where: Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
  • How to Watch on TV: MASN2
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Nationals vs. Padres Score Prediction

Our prediction for this game is Nationals 5, Padres 4.

Total Prediction for Nationals vs. Padres

  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs

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Nationals Performance Insights

  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Nationals have a record of 2-5.
  • In its previous 10 games with a total, Washington and its opponents have combined to exceed the over/under on six occasions.
  • The previous 10 Nationals matchups have not had a spread posted by oddsmakers.
  • The Nationals have been victorious in 17, or 39.5%, of the 43 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Washington has been victorious 12 times in 27 chances when named as an underdog of at least +130 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 43.5% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Averaging 4.1 runs per game (193 total), Washington is the 24th-highest scoring team in baseball.
  • The Nationals have the 19th-ranked ERA (4.35) in the majors this season.

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Nationals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 17 @ Marlins L 4-3 MacKenzie Gore vs Edward Cabrera
May 18 @ Marlins L 5-3 Trevor Williams vs Eury Pérez
May 19 Tigers L 8-6 Jake Irvin vs Matthew Boyd
May 20 Tigers W 5-2 Patrick Corbin vs Alex Faedo
May 21 Tigers W 6-4 Josiah Gray vs Joey Wentz
May 23 Padres - MacKenzie Gore vs Yu Darvish
May 24 Padres - Trevor Williams vs Ryan Weathers
May 25 Padres - Jake Irvin vs Blake Snell
May 26 @ Royals - Patrick Corbin vs Jordan Lyles
May 27 @ Royals - Josiah Gray vs TBA
May 28 @ Royals - MacKenzie Gore vs Brady Singer