Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+250) San Diego (-300)
Petco Park is where the San Diego Padres (66-54) will attempt to defeat the Washington Nationals (39-80) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has Washington at +250 and San Diego is priced at -300. The total is 7.5. The starting pitchers are Paolo Espino and Blake Snell.
The Nationals have earned 185 doubles as a team and have knocked 98 balls out of the stadium. Washington is slugging .376 and have been rung up 872 times, while drawing a walk on 349 occasions. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are recording 3.8 runs/g, which ranks them 26th in the league. They have accounted for 431 runs batted in and 987 hits so far this year, while their batting average is sitting at .248. They have earned 450 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .314.
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Nationals pitchers have given up 181 home runs and also 662 total runs (30th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 423 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.98 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.18 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. The Nationals have a team ERA of 5.26 for the year (30th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 922 hitters.
The Nationals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.8% and has come into the game in 81 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 190 base runners so far this year and 30.5% of those runners crossed home plate. Nationals relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 118 times as well as having 93 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 435 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The bullpen have tallied 46 holds over the course of the season (28th in the league). They have accumulated 21 saves for the year and have blown 13 of their 34 save chances.
The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 3,123 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,036 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which has them ranked 29th in the majors, and have a total of 86 double plays. The Nationals have turned 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,369 innings on the diamond, ranking them 26th in baseball.
Espino (5-10 career record) holds a FIP of 4.84 while he has gone up against 936 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 229 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 52 walks. His earned run average is 4.44 (109 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.271. Espino has thrown 221 innings and has accounted for 180 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Padres hold a slugging % of .382 and they average 4.47 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They have tallied 212 two-baggers, while taking a walk 430 times as well as scoring 537 runs. San Diego has accumulated 106 long balls over the course of the season as well as 519 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 982 occasions (18th in the league) and have earned a total of 985 hits. The San Diego Padres have earned an on-base percentage of .320 as well as a team batting average of .243 for the season.
The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 484 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.77 (447 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 118 dingers and they concede 4.08 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Padres are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.214 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.71 as a staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 (1,067 strikeouts against 350 free passes). They come in at 13th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 945.
San Diego has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 54 save opportunities and they have recorded 36 saves. They sit at 13th in MLB holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 346 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 121 times in high leverage situations and on 92 occasions with runners on base. San Diego relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39.0% out of their 141 inherited base runners. With 113 save situations, the Padres have compiled 55 holds and also 18 blown saves.
In 9,603 innings on the field, the Padres have a efficiency on defense of 70.1% (12th in pro baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 92 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in the majors). The Padres have recorded 1,058 assists, 52 errors and have accounted for 3,201 putouts this year.
Snell (54-42 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.44 earned run average while allowing 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 3,176 opposing batters during his career. He has surrendered a total of 292 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.255 and having a FIP of 3.5. During his MLB career, Snell has allowed 621 base hits while accumulating 923 K's in 763 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+250)
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