Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres 8/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Luis Perdomo
The Washington Nationals head to Petco Park on Friday, August 18, 2017 to take on the San Diego Padres. The expected starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Luis Perdomo for the Padres.
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The odds for this matchup have Washington at -205 and San Diego at +190. The Nationals have a 56-57-5 over/under mark and a 58-60-0 run line record. The Padres are 65-55-0 against the run line and have a 64-50-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 56-57-5 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 58-60-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 64-50-6 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 65-55-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/16/17 SS Trea Turner Wrist 60-day DL (06/30)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/16)
08/13/17 RF Bryce Harper Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
08/09/17 P AJ Cole Side "?" for next scheduled start
08/04/17 P Enny Romero Forearm 10-day DL (08/04)
07/29/17 2B Stephen Drew Abdominal 10-day DL (07/29)
07/26/17 P Stephen Strasburg Forearm 10-day DL (07/26)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 10-day DL (07/22)
07/23/17 LF Chris Heisey Groin 10-day DL (07/23)
07/17/17 P Joe Ross Tricep 60-day DL (07/14)
07/17/17 P Koda Glover Back 60-day DL (06/11)
06/19/17 P Shawn Kelley Trapezius 10-day DL (06/17)
06/06/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot 60-day DL (06/04)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
08/05/17 P Jered Weaver Hip 60-day DL (05/20)
07/28/17 P Jarred Cosart Side 60-day DL (06/06)
07/22/17 SS Erick Aybar Foot 10-day DL (07/22)
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/24/17 P Miguel Diaz Forearm 10-day DL (06/22)
06/01/17 P Christian Friedrich Side 60-day DL (03/30)
04/25/17 CF Travis Jankowski Foot 10-day DL (04/23)
04/08/17 LF Alex Dickerson Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
03/31/17 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 71-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 12-5 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.85. He has 220 strikeouts over his 160.1 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 324 hitters and walked 123 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 957 base hits and 469 earned runs. They have allowed 148 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 367 batters and struck out 1,068. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team Washington is hitting .274, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .329 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 136 hits this season in 414 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .570 and an OPS+ of 143. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 400 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Nationals have 1,125 hits, including 236 doubles and 176 home runs. Washington has walked 398 times so far this season and they have struck out 936 times as a unit. They have left 817 men on base and have a team OPS of .808. They score 5.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 633 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 54-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.95, Luis Perdomo has a 6-7 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 116.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 133 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 430 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,048 base knocks and 554 earned runs this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out 980 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .240 with an OBP of .325. He has 103 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 430 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .463 with an OPS+ of 106. Manuel Margot is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 93 hits in 348 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Padres as a unit have 937 base hits, including 170 doubles and 150 homers. San Diego has walked 346 times this year and they have struck out on 1,123 occasions. They have had 767 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 3.88 runs per game and totaled 465 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +190
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