Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+170) San Diego (-222)
Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals (41-42, 2nd in NL East) travel to Petco Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (50-37, 3rd in NL West). The Nationals open this game at +170 while the Padres are coming in at -222. The O/U has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Patrick Corbin and Chris Paddack.
The Nationals have earned 123 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 92 balls out of the stadium. Washington has a slugging % of .405 and have struck out 699 times, while drawing a walk on 255 occasions. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 26th in MLB. They have 322 runs batted in as well as 677 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is sitting at .251. They have accumulated 337 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .323.
The Nationals have compiled a team earned run average of 3.98 so far this year (14th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 708 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.70 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Nationals pitchers have yielded 105 home runs and 348 runs in total (10th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 262 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.34 as a team so far this season.
The Nationals have dispatched 280 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 102 runners on the season and 32.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 21 saves for the season and have blown 10 out of their 31 save chances. The Nationals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 67.7% and has entered the game in 76 save situations. The relief pitchers have 44 holds for the year (10th in the league). Nationals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 68 times as well as having 73 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have accounted for 2,137 putouts this season, as well as 697 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which ranks 13th in the majors, and they have twisted 603 double plays. The Nationals have turned 71.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 6,411 innings on the field, which has them ranked 5th in baseball.
Corbin (77-75 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.75 while going up against 5,504 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,291 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 388 free passes. His earned run average is 3.96 (572 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.291. Corbin has taken the ball for 1,300 innings and has accumulated 1,265 K's in his career.
The Padres have a slugging percentage of .402 and they are earning 4.62 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have hit 128 doubles, while getting a free base 338 times as well as scoring 402 runs. San Diego has a total of 105 HRs so far this year to go along with 382 runs batted in. They have struck out on 724 occasions (19th in MLB) and have totaled 685 base hits. The San Diego Padres have compiled an on-base percentage of .324 as well as a batting average of .239 for the year.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.175 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.81 as a unit for the year. They have a ranking of 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 636. The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 318 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.29 (282 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.15 (853 strikeouts against 271 free passes). They have conceded 96 long balls and they concede 3.71 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB).
San Diego relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 24.3% out of 70 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 84 times in high leverage situations and on 52 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 100 save situations, the Padres have compiled 54 holds and also 15 blown saves. They are ranked 10th in MLB holding a save percentage of 65.9%, and they have sent 321 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. San Diego has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 44 save opportunities and they have come away with 29 saves.
The San Diego Padres have turned 78 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in MLB). The Padres have recorded 751 assists, 53 errors and have a total of 2,317 putouts on the campaign. In 6,951 innings on the field, the Padres have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (9th in baseball).
Paddack (17-17 record in his career) has a 3.96 earned run average and has conceded 7.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.77 and he has gone up against 1,120 opposing hitters during his career. He has allowed 120 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.100 and having a FIP of 4.1. During his pro baseball career, Paddack has conceded 240 hits while he has totaled 286 strikeouts in 272 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-222)
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