San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals 5/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Eric Lauer vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The San Diego Padres visit Nationals Park on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Eric Lauer for the Padres and Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +160 and Washington at -170. The Padres have a 22-24-2 over/under record and a 24-24-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 22-23-0 against the run line and have a 20-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 22-24-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 24-24-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 20-23-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 22-23-0 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
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 10-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/21/18 P Ryan Madson Chest 10-day DL (05/17)
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 20-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eric Lauer has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 8.14 and a WHIP of 2.10 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 14.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 196 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 417 base hits and 198 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 182 batters and struck out 426. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
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 .297, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Jose Pirela is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 48 hits this season in 185 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .341 and an OPS+ of 86. Eric Hosmer is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 168 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Padres have 368 hits, including 76 doubles and 41 home runs. San Diego has walked 145 times so far this season and they have struck out 465 times as a unit. They have left 300 men on base and have a team OPS of .664. They score 3.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 185 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 24-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.20, Jeremy Hellickson has a 1-0 record and a 0.86 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 139 batters and walked 53 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 334 base knocks and 161 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 461 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.54.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 24th in the league. The Nationals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .224 with an OBP of .387. He has 34 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .507 with an OPS+ of 140. Trea Turner is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 47 hits in 176 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Nationals as a unit have 357 base hits, including 72 doubles and 56 homers. Washington has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 370 occasions. They have had 324 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 199 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +160
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