Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres 8/19/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Travis Wood
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Travis Wood for the Padres.
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Washington opens at -203 while San Diego opens at +188. The Nationals have a 56-58-5 over/under record and a 59-60-0 run line mark. The Padres are 65-56-0 against the run line and have a 64-51-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 56-58-5 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 59-60-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 64-51-6 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 65-56-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/18/17 P Stephen Strasburg Forearm 10-day DL (07/26); expected to start Saturday vs. San Diego Padres
08/18/17 P Ryan Madson Finger 10-day DL (08/14)
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 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)
06/06/17 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 72-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 3.25 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 141 strikeouts over his 121.2 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 327 hitters and walked 123 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 965 base hits and 470 earned runs. They have allowed 148 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 368 batters and struck out 1,075. 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 4.08.
As a team Washington is hitting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .469 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 .326 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 136 hits this season in 417 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .566 and an OPS+ of 141. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .593. The Nationals have 1,129 hits, including 237 doubles and 177 home runs. Washington has walked 403 times so far this season and they have struck out 949 times as a unit. They have left 824 men on base and have a team OPS of .807. They score 5.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 635 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 54-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.46, Travis Wood has a 2-4 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 62.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 77 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 366 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 437 batters and walked 156 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 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 4.67. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,052 base knocks and 556 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 404 hitters and struck out 993 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 .242 with an OBP of .328. He has 105 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 433 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 107. Manuel Margot is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 95 hits in 352 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Padres as a unit have 945 base hits, including 173 doubles and 150 homers. San Diego has walked 347 times this year and they have struck out on 1,130 occasions. They have had 775 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 3.85 runs per game and totaled 466 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres +188
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