Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Christian Friedrich vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The San Diego Padres head to Nationals Park on Sunday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Christian Friedrich for the Padres and Reynaldo Lopez for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has San Diego at +175 and Washington at -185. The over/under is 9. The Padres have a 50-45-2 over/under mark and a 57-40-0 run line record, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Nationals are 50-47-0 against the run line and have a 47-44-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Padres head into this game with a 42-55 record, and they are 19-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Christian Friedrich has a 4-6 record with an ERA of 4.55 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 57 strikeouts during his 65.1 innings pitched and he has given up 69 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.39. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have allowed 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the pen while they've been struck out 332 times and walked 143 times this year. As a unit, San Diego has given up 8.98 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.26 hitters per nine. They are 25th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.56. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 863 base hits and 438 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 794. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team, San Diego is hitting .243, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .244 average on the road. The Padres have a .404 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .303 which is good for 28th in the league. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.25 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this game hitting .258 and his on-base percentage is at .278. He has 99 hits this season along with 50 runs scored and 67 runs batted in. He's struck out 93 times and has walked 13 times. Wil Myers is hitting .277 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 101 hits so far while scoring 64 runs and he's driven in 61. He has walked 40 times and has struck out 87 times. The Padres have 800 hits, including 164 doubles and 114 home runs. They've stolen 79 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. San Diego has walked 263 times this season and they've struck out 889 times as a unit. They've left 595 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 425 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 30-19 home mark and a 57-40 overall record. With an ERA of 11.57, Reynaldo Lopez has a 0-1 record and a 2.36 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 4.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 10 hits. He has allowed 19.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.71. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.87 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 291 times and walking 86 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.58 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.42 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.24. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 745 base knocks and 319 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 94 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 268 hitters and struck out 926. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.45.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Nationals hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.48 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .348 and he has an OBP of .387. He has 123 hits this year along with 56 runs scored and 70 RBI. He's struck out 39 times and has walked on 18 occasions. Bryce Harper is hitting .248 and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 78 hits so far while he's scored 53 runs and drove in 55. He has earned a walk 75 times and has punched out 66 times. The Nationals as a unit have 823 base hits, including 154 doubles and 134 homers. They have 65 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 25 times. Washington as a team has walked 343 times this year and they have struck out 750 times. They've had 661 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They score 4.66 runs per game and have totaled 452 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 50-45-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 57-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 47-44-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 50-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
06/28/16 CF Jon Jay Forearm 15-day DL (6/20)
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
07/08/16 1B Ryan Zimmerman Ribs 15-day DL (7/7)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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