Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres 5/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Clayton Richard
The Washington Nationals head to Petco Park on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to take on the San Diego Padres. The expected starting pitchers are Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals and Clayton Richard for the Padres.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -128 and San Diego at +118. The Nationals have a 16-17-2 over/under mark and a 17-18-0 run line record. The Padres are 15-20-0 against the run line and have a 16-17-2 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 16-17-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 17-18-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 16-17-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 15-20-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/06/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Side is "?" Monday vs San Diego Padres
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 18-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 13 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 111 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 258 base hits and 129 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 106 batters and struck out 350. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team Washington is hitting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Nationals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 38 hits this season in 135 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .393 and an OPS+ of 114. Bryce Harper is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .427. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 174 while his slugging percentage is at .579. The Nationals have 282 hits, including 52 doubles and 44 home runs. Washington has walked 157 times so far this season and they have struck out 285 times as a unit. They have left 262 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 163 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 13-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.21, Clayton Richard has a 1-4 record and a 1.73 WHIP this season. He has 32 strikeouts over the 37.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 154 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 309 base knocks and 153 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 318 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .403. He has 35 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 118 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 163. Jose Pirela is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 35 hits in 140 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .329. The Padres as a unit have 268 base hits, including 51 doubles and 34 homers. San Diego has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 355 occasions. They have had 226 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 3.89 runs per game and totaled 136 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres +118
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