San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals 5/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Erlin vs. Jeremy Hellickson
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals on Monday, May 21, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Robbie Erlin for the Padres and Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals.
San Diego opens at +165 while Washington opens at -175. The Padres have a 21-24-2 over/under record and a 23-24-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 22-22-0 against the run line and have a 19-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 21-24-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 23-24-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 19-23-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 22-22-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
05/15/18 P Joey Lucchesi Side 10-day DL (05/15)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
05/01/18 C Austin Hedges Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 1B Wil Myers Oblique 10-day DL (04/29)
04/22/18 RF Hunter Renfroe Elbow 10-day DL (04/18)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/11/18 P Kirby Yates Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/19/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle is out for season
05/12/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 60-day DL (04/09)
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 10-day DL (05/12)
05/11/18 C Matt Wieters Hamstring 10-day DL (05/11)
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL
04/17/18 RF Brian Goodwin Wrist 10-day DL (04/16)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 19-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Erlin has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.04 this year. He has 24 strikeouts over his 26 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 195 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 407 base hits and 193 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 177 batters and struck out 421. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team San Diego is hitting .229, good for 28th in the league. The Padres hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 44 hits this season in 163 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 140. Jose Pirela is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 181 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .343. The Padres have 359 hits, including 75 doubles and 40 home runs. San Diego has walked 145 times so far this season and they have struck out 458 times as a unit. They have left 297 men on base and have a team OPS of .666. They score 3.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 177 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 24-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.20, Jeremy Hellickson has a 1-0 record and a 0.86 WHIP this season. He has 26 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 137 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 327 base knocks and 154 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 452 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.46.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .368. He has 45 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 172 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 111. Bryce Harper is hitting .228 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 34 hits in 149 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Nationals as a unit have 353 base hits, including 72 doubles and 55 homers. Washington has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 360 occasions. They have had 319 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 197 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +165
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