Washington Nationals Odds
Since landing in DC from Montreal in 2005, the Nats franchise has had some high highs and low lows. The team failed to reach the postseason in its first seven seasons, but a turnaround in the 2010s culminated in a World Series title in 2019.
See below for how to bet on the Nationals online in Maryland, including live odds for tonight’s Nationals game direct from Maryland online sportsbooks.
Today’s Nationals odds: Run line, World Series, props
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Nats 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 Juan Soto be the first Nat to get a hit in the game?
- Will Victor Robles steal a base in the game?
- How many strikeouts will Stephen Strasburg 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 Stephen Strasburg 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 Juan Soto winning a National League Silver Slugger award.
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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.
Tim Bogar is the Nats’ bench coach, moving from his previous post as a first base coach. His coaching tenure with the Nats began in 2018, following stints with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays.
The Nats’ pitching coach is Jim Hickey. Hickey is a recent addition to the Nats’ coaching staff, having been hired ahead of the 2021 season. Prior to joining the Nats, he was a part of three other organizations, including a 10-season run with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Hitting coach Kevin Long joined the Nats in 2017. Previously, he was the hitting coach for the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. Long was with the Yankees for their World Series in 2009.
Here’s a rundown of the previous Nats managers that led the team before Martinez:
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.
To date, Max Scherzer is the only Nats pitcher to win MLB’s Cy Young Award — but 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.
Forbes lists the Lerner family-owned Nats as having a value of $1.925 billion, which ranks them as the 10th most-valuable MLB franchise in 2021.
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
Give @Nationals a follow to get the latest Nats news via Twitter. This official team account has around 800k followers and counting.