Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres 8/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Dinelson Lamet
The Washington Nationals head to Petco Park on Sunday, August 20, 2017 to take on the San Diego Padres. The expected starting pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Dinelson Lamet for the Padres.
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The odds for this matchup have Washington at -127 and San Diego at +117. The Nationals have a 56-58-6 over/under mark and a 60-60-0 run line record. The Padres are 65-57-0 against the run line and have a 64-51-7 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 56-58-6 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 60-60-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 64-51-7 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 65-57-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/19/17 P Max Scherzer Neck 10-day DL (08/15)
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 73-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 11-5 record with an earned run average of 2.49 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 142 strikeouts over his 155.1 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 347 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 334 hitters and walked 125 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 3.94. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 969 base hits and 471 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 1,083. 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 4.07.
As a team Washington is hitting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .468 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. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 126 hits this season in 404 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .594 and an OPS+ of 141. Daniel Murphy is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 137 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 421 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Nationals have 1,138 hits, including 237 doubles and 178 home runs. Washington has walked 407 times so far this season and they have struck out 959 times as a unit. They have left 830 men on base and have a team OPS of .806. They score 5.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 642 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 54-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.78, Dinelson Lamet has a 7-4 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 92 strikeouts over the 75.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 57 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 442 batters and walked 157 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,061 base knocks and 561 earned runs this season. They have given up 167 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 408 hitters and struck out 1,003 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Manuel Margot comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .305. He has 95 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 356 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .430 with an OPS+ of 92. Wil Myers is hitting .240 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 105 hits in 437 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Padres as a unit have 949 base hits, including 173 doubles and 151 homers. San Diego has walked 350 times this year and they have struck out on 1,138 occasions. They have had 779 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 467 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +117
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