San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-240) Washington (+200)
The San Diego Padres (64-51) are traveling to Nationals Park on Sunday where they will play the Washington Nationals (37-77). The moneyline on this matchup has San Diego at -240 while Washington is at +200. The over/under is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Blake Snell and Paolo Espino.
The Padres have hit 202 doubles as a team and have smacked 103 balls out of the park. San Diego has a slugging rate of .383 and have been rung up 943 times, while being walked on 399 occasions. As a unit, the San Diego Padres are compiling 4.5 runs per outing, which has them at 14th in the league. They have earned 499 runs batted in and 942 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .243. They have accounted for 515 runs and have an on-base percentage of .318.
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Padres pitchers have conceded 113 home runs and 470 total runs (14th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 341 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.73 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.98 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Padres hold a team earned run average of 3.80 on the campaign (10th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,016 batters.
Padres pitchers have come into the game with players on base 90 times in addition to having 118 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 54 holds for the year (21st in MLB). The Padres relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 112 save situations. They have accumulated 36 saves on the season and have blown 18 of 54 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 138 base runners on the year and 39.1% of those players ended up scoring. The Padres have sent 333 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Padres have turned 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,225 innings, which ranks them 10th in pro baseball. The San Diego Padres have accumulated 3,075 putouts this season, in addition to 1,016 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them sitting 4th in the majors, and have 87 double plays.
Snell has taken the hill for 757 innings and has accumulated 913 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 3.47 (292 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.261. He has given up 618 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) with 337 walks. Snell (53-42 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.52 and he has faced 3,155 hitters in the majors.
The Nationals have a SLG% of .375 and they average 3.81 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have 177 doubles, while taking a walk 343 times and recording 434 runs. Washington has hit 93 HRs this season and 415 runs batted in. They have struck out on 822 occasions (29th in the league) and have notched a total of 943 base hits. The Washington Nationals have earned an OBP of .315 as well as a batting average of .248 so far this season.
The Washington pitching staff have conceded 639 runs this season while having an ERA of 5.31 (587 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 175 long balls and they give up 5.79 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league). The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.481 with a FIP of 5.03 as a staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.17 (873 strikeouts vs 403 free passes). They rank 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,069.
Washington has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 31 save chances and they have come away with 19 saves. They are currently ranked 19th in the league with a save rate of 61.3%, and they have sent 417 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 82 times in high leverage situations and also on 114 occasions with runners on. Washington bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.3% of 188 inherited runners. With 77 save situations, the Nationals have earned 45 holds and also 12 blown saves.
Out of their 8,946 innings on the field, the Nationals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.8% (27th in baseball). The Washington Nationals have gotten 83 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in professional baseball). The Nationals have recorded 983 assists, 74 errors and have earned a total of 2,982 putouts on the season.
Espino (5-9 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.39 ERA while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.54 and he has gone up against 910 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 105 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and having a FIP of 4.9. In his MLB career, Espino has surrendered 222 hits while he has tallied 177 punch outs in 215 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-240)
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