San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals MLB Picks and Tips 4/26/2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Strahm vs. Max Scherzer
The San Diego Padres visit Nationals Park on Friday, April 26, 2019 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Matt Strahm for the Padres and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +177 and Washington at -188. The Padres have a 10-14-1 over/under record and a 11-14-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 10-13-0 against the run line and have a 14-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 10-14-1 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 11-14-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 14-9-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 10-13-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/24/19 LF Jose Pirela Oblique 10-day IL (04/21)
04/09/19 P Aaron Loup Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/09/19 CF Franchy Cordero Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/03/19 P Jacob Nix Elbow 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Dinelson Lamet Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Garrett Richards Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Jose Castillo Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Miguel Diaz Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Travis Jankowski Wrist 60-day IL (03/27)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/24/19 3B Anthony Rendon Elbow is questionable Friday vs San Diego Padres
04/22/19 P Max Scherzer Side is questionable for next scheduled start
04/20/19 P Austen Williams Undisclosed 10-day IL (04/20)
04/02/19 SS Trea Turner Finger 10-day IL (04/03)
03/25/19 P Koda Glover Elbow is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 14-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Strahm has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 20.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 103 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 188 base hits and 88 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 67 batters and struck out 226. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team San Diego is hitting .222, good for 26th in the league. The Padres hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 21 hits this season in 86 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 101. Fernando Tatis Jr. is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 87 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .586. The Padres have 177 hits, including 38 doubles and 35 home runs. San Diego has walked 65 times so far this season and they have struck out 230 times as a unit. They have left 135 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 84 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 11-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.45, Max Scherzer has a 1-3 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 32.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.07 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 65 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 204 base knocks and 114 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 217 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .377. He has 30 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 96 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 104. Anthony Rendon is hitting .371 this season and he has an OBP of .451. He has collected 26 hits in 70 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 208 and a slugging percentage of .771. The Nationals as a unit have 206 base hits, including 47 doubles and 33 homers. Washington has walked 83 times this year and they have struck out on 228 occasions. They have had 154 men left on base and have an OPS of .792. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 125 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +177
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