San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals
Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-305) Washington (+255)
The Washington Nationals (37-76) welcome the San Diego Padres (63-51) at Nationals Park on Friday. The odds on this game have San Diego at -305 and Washington is sitting at +255. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Mike Clevinger and Cory Abbott.
The Padres have accumulated 192 doubles as a unit and have hit 99 balls out of the park. San Diego is slugging .378 and have been called out on strikes 927 times, while being walked on 391 occasions. As a squad, the San Diego Padres are notching 4.4 runs per outing, which is 15th in MLB. They have recorded 477 runs batted in as well as 912 hits this season, and their team batting average comes in at .240. They have accumulated 492 runs and hold an OBP of .316.
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The Padres are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.79 on the season (9th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,006 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 330 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.69 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.05 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.21. Padres pitchers have surrendered 111 long balls and also 458 total runs (11th in baseball).
The Padres bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 67.9% and has entered the game in 111 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 134 base runners for the season with 38.8% of those runners crossed home plate. Padres pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 88 times as well as having 117 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 325 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen have earned 54 holds so far this year (21st in baseball). They have compiled 36 saves for the season and have blown 17 out of their 53 save opportunities.
The Padres have turned 70.3% of balls in play into outs in their 9,063 innings on the diamond, ranking them 10th in baseball. The San Diego Padres have accumulated 3,021 putouts this season, as well as 996 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .989 which ranks 3rd in MLB, and have earned 84 double plays.
Clevinger has thrown 607 innings and has accumulated 665 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Clevinger (47-27 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.58 while facing 2,477 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.23 (218 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.179. He has surrendered 492 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 224 free passes.
The Nationals hold a team SLG% of .375 and they average 3.81 runs per contest (27th in MLB). They have put up 175 doubles, while taking a walk 336 times as well as racking up 427 runs. Washington has knocked in 91 HRs this season as well as 408 runs batted in. They have struck out on 804 occasions (29th in baseball) and have earned 924 base hits. The Washington Nationals have accumulated an on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a team batting average of .248 over the course of the season.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.477 with a FIP of 5.01 as a staff on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.17 (861 strikeouts vs 397 bases on balls). They come in at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,046. They have allowed 172 homers and they yield 5.76 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have given up 625 runs for the year while having an ERA of 5.32 (578 earned runs given up).
Washington relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.1% of 182 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 81 times in high leverage situations and also on 110 occasions with runners on. With 76 save situations, the Nationals have 45 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in MLB with a save rate of 63.3%, and they have sent 409 relievers onto the field for the year. Washington has had relievers step onto the mound in 30 save chances and they have tallied 19 saves.
In 8,793 innings played, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (27th in MLB). The Washington Nationals have turned 82 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in baseball). The Nationals have racked up 972 assists, 71 errors and have amassed 2,931 putouts for the year.
Abbott (0-1 mark in his career) has earned a 6.30 earned run average while allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.21 and he has gone up against 141 hitters during his MLB career. He has given up a total of 21 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.667 and being the owner of a FIP of 8.9. So far in his MLB career, Abbott has conceded 31 base hits while he has earned 23 K's in 30 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-305)
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