At 4:07 PM ET, the Nationals and Athletics will square off in an interleague matchup. This one is being played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and features a Nationals club that is 6-8 compared to the Athletics at 6-9. Television coverage for today's game is being handled by NSPCA.

The over/under line is currently at 8.5 runs, and the Athletics are the slight favorite on the money line at -127. Looking at Sunday's starting pitching matchup, we have Trevor Williams going for the Nationals and Alex Wood for the Athletics.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS WASHINGTON NATIONALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oakland Athletics Moneyline -127

This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum at 4:07 ET on Sunday, April 14th.

HOW TO BET THE NATIONALS VS ATHLETICS:

  • We have the Athletics winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • However, if you're looking for a run line pick, we like the Nationals to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

Washington picked up a 3-1 win over the Athletics in the most recent game of this series. The Nationals had a 1-0 lead after the first inning and didn't score another run until putting up two in the top of the 9th. As for the Athletics, they scored their only run in the 7th.

MacKenzie Gore started for the Nationals and picked up the win, going five innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with 11 strikeouts but issued five walks. Kyle Finnegan got the save. Joe Boyle only went five innings for the Athletics but gave up just one run on five hits.

At the plate, CJ Abrams, Jacob Young, and Luis Garcia Jr. each had two hits and an RBI for the Nationals. Riley Adams also had a two-hit game. Abraham Toro had a three-hit performance for the Athletics.

Nationals Records & Stats

As the Nationals are on the road today vs. the Athletics, they are looking to get back to a .500 record, as they are currently 6-8. In the NL East, they are in 4th place, which is also where they are in the standings heading into today's game. Their series record this season is 1-3.

So far, Washington has been just below average on the road, going 4-4, and they are just under .500 at home (2-4). As the underdog, the Nationals are 5-7 this season compared to 1-1 as the favorite. They have yet to win a series at home this season (0-2).

Washington is 8-6 against the run line this season, including a 6-2 mark on the road. The Nationals have covered the run line in two straight road games and are 7-5 against the run line as the underdog. Washington's average run margin in winning games is +2.5, while it's -3.5 in losses.

The Nationals have gone under in four straight games, and their combined run average is 8.1. Their over/under record for the season is 6-8, and their average over/under line is 9 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, they have gone under in five of seven games. Overall, 28.6% of their games have had lower lines than 8.5 runs.

Trevor Williams and the Nationals are on the road to take on the A's. Williams has picked up wins in both of his first two starts, and he has been solid in both outings. In his first start, he went 5 innings and gave up just 1 earned run, and then he followed that up with a 5 1/3 inning performance vs. the Pirates.

Looking at the Nationals' player prop projections, Lane Thomas is not only our top projected hitter on the team, but he also has the best odds to hit a home run for the Nationals today. His home run projection is 9th best in the league. CJ Abrams has the highest total hits projection on the team and his total hits projection is 18th best in the league today. Joey Meneses is 2nd in terms of total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 16th best in the league today.

Athletics Records & Stats

With a record of 6-9, the Athletics are two games out of the AL West division lead. So far, they have really struggled at home, going 2-7. Luckily, they've been better on the road at 4-2. Coming into today's game, they are in the middle of a series, with an overall series record of 2-2.

Looking at their overall record, the Athletics have gone just 1-5 in night games. As the underdog, their record is 5-9 compared to 1-0 as the favorite. Oakland got to this point by taking the final game of their series with the Nationals. This came after winning the opener, and in their most recent game, overall, they picked up a win vs. the Rangers.

The Athletics have been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 8-7 overall. They have been even better on the road, going 5-1 against the run line. They have been an underdog in most games, going 8-6 against the run line in those contests. Their average run margin in winning games is 2.3, while it is -4.1 in losing games.

So far this season, the Oakland Athletics have played 14 games with an average combined run total of 6.9. Their over/under record is 6-8, and their average over/under line is 8. The over/under record when the line is set at 8.5 is 2-3. The under has hit in five straight games, and the over/under line for today's game is set at 8.5 runs.

Alex Wood is getting the start today for the Oakland Athletics at home vs. the Nationals. He has started three games so far this season, and in his last outing, he went 4 innings and gave up 2 earned runs. In his first start of the year, he went 5 innings and struck out 7 batters.

For the Athletics, Zack Gelof is projected to have the most hits on the team and has the 3rd best odds to hit a home run. His home run projection is 10th best in the league today. J.D. Davis has the 2nd best hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 11th in the league. Seth Brown has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run for the Athletics and his odds are 9th best in the league. Shea Langeliers has the highest home run projection on the team and his odds are 6th best in the league.