San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals 5/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyson Ross vs. Erick Fedde
The San Diego Padres visit Nationals Park on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Tyson Ross for the Padres and Erick Fedde for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +163 and Washington at -173. The Padres have a 23-24-2 over/under record and a 24-25-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 23-23-0 against the run line and have a 21-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 23-24-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 24-25-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 21-23-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 23-23-0 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 60-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 20-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyson Ross has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 55 strikeouts over his 53.2 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 198 hitters and walked 74 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 432 base hits and 208 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 184 batters and struck out 430. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team San Diego is hitting .227, good for 28th in the league. The Padres hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Jose Pirela is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 49 hits this season in 188 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .340 and an OPS+ of 87. Eric Hosmer is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 172 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Padres have 372 hits, including 76 doubles and 42 home runs. San Diego has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 473 times as a unit. They have left 305 men on base and have a team OPS of .660. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 25-21 overall mark this year. Erick Fedde is expected to make his debut for the Nats. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 142 batters and walked 53 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 338 base knocks and 163 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 139 hitters and struck out 469 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.53.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 19th in the league. The Nationals hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .231 with an OBP of .392. He has 36 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 156 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .532 with an OPS+ of 148. Trea Turner is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 49 hits in 181 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Nationals as a unit have 372 base hits, including 76 doubles and 60 homers. Washington has walked 187 times this year and they have struck out on 374 occasions. They have had 330 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 209 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +163
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