Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres 5/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Tyson Ross
The Washington Nationals head to Petco Park on Monday, May 7, 2018 to take on the San Diego Padres. The expected starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Tyson Ross for the Padres.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -170 and San Diego at +160. The Nationals have a 15-17-2 over/under mark and a 17-17-0 run line record. The Padres are 14-20-0 against the run line and have a 16-16-2 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 15-17-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 17-17-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 16-16-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 14-20-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/05/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Side is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia Phillies
04/25/18 P Shawn Kelley Arm 10-day DL (04/24)
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)
04/11/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 10-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)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
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)
03/29/18 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 17-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 54 strikeouts over his 46.2 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 108 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 249 base hits and 125 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 332. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team Washington is hitting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Nationals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 37 hits this season in 131 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 115. Bryce Harper is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .438. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 181 while his slugging percentage is at .600. The Nationals have 275 hits, including 52 doubles and 43 home runs. Washington has walked 151 times so far this season and they have struck out 279 times as a unit. They have left 255 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 158 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 12-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Tyson Ross has a 2-2 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 40 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 29 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 147 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 301 base knocks and 153 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 306 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 28th in the league. The Padres hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .393. He has 34 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 116 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 153. Jose Pirela is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 34 hits in 136 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .331. The Padres as a unit have 257 base hits, including 50 doubles and 33 homers. San Diego has walked 107 times this year and they have struck out on 347 occasions. They have had 217 men left on base and have an OPS of .666. They have scored 3.91 runs per game and totaled 133 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -170
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