Washington Nationals Odds

Maryland online sportsbooks as well as the many retail locations in the state all offer a wide range of Washington Nationals odds for MLB bettors. Since the Nats moved to DC back in 2005, the team has build up a fervent fan base while enjoying considerable success, including capturing a World Series title in 2019. At Maryland sportsbooks can bet on individual games, team and player props, and make futures bets on the Nationals winning another World Series.

See below for how to bet on the Washington Nationals in Maryland, including live odds for tonight’s Nationals game direct from Maryland online sportsbooks. 

Today’s Nationals odds: Game lines and props

Check below for the latest Nats odds at Maryland online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go right to the online sportsbook where you can register an account, claim your sports betting bonus, and start betting.

Today’s Nationals odds

Nationals game props

CJ Abrams props

Nationals moneyline, run line, and totals odds

With every Washington Nationals game, Maryland sportsbooks invite bettors to make moneylinerun line, and totals bets. These are by far the most popular MLB bet types and you’ll usually see them listed prominently at the top of the game page at Maryland online sports betting sites.

  • Moneyline — a moneyline bet is simply a bet on one team to win the game “straight up” (i.e., the margin of victory doesn’t matter); odds are set to pay out more if you bet an underdog to win and less if you bet a favorite to win
  • Run line — a “spread” bet that is almost always set at 1.5 runs in both directions; thus, if you bet the run line on a team who is the favorite, the run line will be -1.5 (i.e., they’ll have to win by two runs or more), and if you bet an underdog the run line will be +1.5 (they can win or lose by no more than one run for you to win)
  • Totals — an “over/under” bet on how many runs both teams will score in the game; for example, if the total is 9.5 runs, the over wins if they teams score 10 or more, and the under wins if they score 9 or less

Nationals prop odds and futures odds

Props are a popular way to ramp up the excitement and intrigue while betting on baseball games. When prop betting online, you wager on whether a particular outcome will occur within the game rather than betting on the result of the game itself. Here are some examples of  player props you can bet on during a Nats game.

  • Will Jesse Winker be the first Nat to get a hit in the game?
  • Will CJ Abrams hit a home run?
  • How many strikeouts will MacKenzie Gore have in the game — over/under 8.5?

Prop bets can also be on an outcome involving the teams and not individual players. Here are some examples of team props that you might see:

  • Which team will score a run first — the Nats or the Houston Astros?
  • Which team will have the most strikeouts in the game — the Nats or the Atlanta Braves?
  • What will be the total number of runs from both teams in the third inning?

Betting on Nats player futures is another option. A futures bet is a wager on an event occurring sometime in the future. Some of the more popular player futures bets are based on end-of-season awards and overall season stats:

  • Bet on Nats ace MacKenzie Gore to add a Cy Young Award to his trophy case.
  • Bet on the total saves the Nats closer will have at the end of the year.
  • Bet on CJ Abrams winning a National League Silver Slugger award.

Best online sportsbooks to bet on the Washington Nationals

  1. DraftKings Maryland app
  2. FanDuel Maryland app
  3. Caesars Maryland app
  4. BetMGM Maryland app

Nats bench staff & manager

Dave Martinez has been the manager of the Washington Nationals since 2018. As of May 6, 2021, he worked his 411th game as manager of the Nats, becoming the longest-serving in the team’s history. Even more notably, Martinez was at the helm in 2019 when the Nats won their first World Series title. Martinez is also a former player with the franchise, having been on the Montreal Expos from 1988-1991.

Miguel Cairo is the Nats’ bench coach, and the Nats’ pitching coach is Jim Hickey. Hitting coach Darnell Coles joined the Nats in 2024, with Gerardo Parra (first base coach), Ricky Gutierrez (third base coach), Henry Blanco (catching and strategy coach), and Ricky Bones (bullpen coach) also part of the staff.

Here’s a rundown of the all the Nats managers (including Martinez) since the team came to DC in 2005:

Dave Martinez2018-present392-478 (.451)*
Dusty Baker2016-2017196-138 (.587)
Matt Williams2014-2015180-148 (.549)
Davey Johnson2011-2013226-186 (.549)
John McLaren20112-1 (.667)
Jim Riggleman2009-2011140-172 (.449)
Manny Acta2007-2009158-252 (.385)
Frank Robinson2005-2006152-172 (.469)

*entering the 2024 season

Washington Nationals home games

Nationals Park has been the team’s home field since opening in 2008. From 2005 to 2007, following the team’s move from Montreal, the Nats played in RFK Stadium, while the new stadium was under construction.

  • Name: Nationals Park
  • Address: 1500 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC
  • Owner: Events DC
  • Capacity: 41,546
  • Groundbreaking: May 4, 2006
  • Opening date: March 30, 2008
  • Construction cost: $693 million

How to watch or listen to Nats games

The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network televises Nats games throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The network is available on most regional cable and satellite providers. Bob Carpenter provides MASN’s play-by-play for Nats games.

Nationally televised Nats games may appear on ESPN, FOX, TBS, MLB Network, and FS1. Check with your cable provider to see if these channels are available. Nats fans can also subscribe to live stream games via Amazon Prime Video, ESPN+, and MLB.TV. The MLB.TV app allows you to watch and stream games on your mobile device.

Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler handle radio play-by-play. You can hear them call Nats games on flagship station 106.7 The Fan and the Nationals Radio Network, which broadcast to affiliates in Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Brief Nats history & highlights

With professional baseball in DC stretching as far back as the early 1870s, here are a few more recent historical highlights for the Nats franchise:

  • Oct. 30, 2019: The Nats win the World Series for the first time, defeating the Houston Astros 6-2 in the deciding game of the seven-game series.
  • Sept. 24, 2016: The Nats clinch their third National League East Division title of the past five seasons. They eventually bow out of the playoffs in the NLDS to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • September and October 2012: The Nats hit several milestones this season, enjoying the first winning season by a DC baseball team since 1969, their first postseason appearance ever, and their first NL East title.
  • Aug. 17, 2009, and Aug. 16, 2010: With back-to-back first overall picks in the MLB draft, the Nats select pitcher Stephen Strasburg and outfielder Bryce Harper.
  • March 30, 2008: The Nationals play their first regular-season game at Nationals Park, a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Ryan Zimmerman’s game-ending solo HR in the ninth inning.
  • April 14, 2005: The Nats play their first home game in DC, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 in front of 45,596 fans.
  • June 7, 2005: The Nats make their first draft pick in team history by selecting infielder Ryan Zimmerman fourth overall in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
  • Sept. 29, 2004: MLB announces its decision to relocate the Montreal Expos to Washington, DC. The team played the 2005 season as the newly renamed Washington Nationals.

Nats FAQ

To date, Max Scherzer is the only Nats pitcher to win MLB’s Cy Young Award. In fact, he did it twice in back-to-back seasons (2016 and 2017). Pedro Martinez also garnered the title in 1997 while playing as an Expo. (Find Cy Young betting odds here.)

Bryce Harper was named the National League MVP in 2015. Only 23 years old at the time, Harper was both the youngest MVP to unanimously win the award and the first Nationals player to ever win MVP honors.

Originally founded in 1969 as the Montreal Expos, the franchise relocated to Washington, DC, for the 2005 season and began playing as the Washington Nationals.

One. The Nats won their first and only World Series to date in 2019 when they defeated the Houston Astros in seven games.

The latest Forbes valuation of the Washington Nationals estimates the franchise to be worth about $2 billion.

While the Nats continue to have all jersey numbers in circulation aside from the No. 42 that was retired throughout MLB in honor of Jackie Robinson, the franchise retired three numbers in honor of the following four legendary Expos:

  • No. 8 — Gary Carter
  • No. 10 — Andre Dawson and Rusty Staub
  • No. 30 — Tim Raines

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