Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
The San Diego Padres (66-54) will play the Washington Nationals (39-80) at Petco Park on Saturday. The expected starting pitchers will be Jon Gray and Joe Musgrove.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are recording 3.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 26th in the league. They have earned 450 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .314. The Nationals have compiled 185 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 98 balls out of the park. They have accrued 431 RBI's as well as 987 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate sits at .248. Washington has a slugging % of .376 and have struck out 872 times, while drawing a walk on 349 occasions.
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Nationals pitchers have given up 181 home runs and also 662 total runs (30th in baseball). They have walked 423 batters and their FIP is 4.98 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.47. The Nationals have a team earned run average of 5.26 over the course of the season (30th in the league), and their staff has struck out 922 batters.
The Nationals bullpen have a save rate of 61.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 81 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 190 base runners on the campaign with 30.5% of those runners earned a run for their team. Nationals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 118 times as well as having 93 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 435 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relievers have tallied 46 holds on the campaign (28th in MLB). They have compiled 21 saves this season and have blown 13 of 34 save chances.
The Nationals have turned 68.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,369 innings, which has them sitting 26th in pro baseball. The Washington Nationals have earned 3,123 putouts this season, as well as 1,036 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 29th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 86 double plays.
Gray has taken the mound for 932 innings and is sitting with 965 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Gray (60-55 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.86 and he has faced 3,984 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.51 (467 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.320. He has allowed 917 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 314 walks.
San Diego has 106 long balls on the campaign as well as 519 runs batted in. They have recorded 212 doubles, while getting a free base 430 times as well as putting up 537 runs. The San Diego Padres have tallied an OBP of .320 in addition to a batting average of .243 so far this year. The Padres hold a team slugging % of .382 and they have an average of 4.47 runs per outing (14th in baseball). They have struck out on 982 occasions (18th in baseball) and have tallied 985 base knocks.
The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.214 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.71 as a unit on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 (1,067 strikeouts vs 350 free passes). They come in at 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 945. They have conceded 118 long balls and they give up 4.08 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The San Diego pitching staff have conceded 484 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.77 (447 earned runs conceded).
San Diego relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39.0% out of 141 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 121 times in high leverage situations and also on 92 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 113 save situations, the Padres have 55 holds and also 18 blown saves. They rank 13th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 346 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. San Diego has had relief pitchers enter the game in 54 save chances and they have converted 36 saves.
Out of their 9,603 innings played, the Padres hold a efficiency on defense of 70.1% (12th in MLB). The San Diego Padres have turned 92 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .988 (5th in baseball). The Padres have accrued 1,058 assists, 52 errors and have earned 3,201 putouts during this campaign.
Musgrove (48-53 mark in his career) holds a 3.85 earned run average while conceding 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.91 and he has gone up against 3,369 batters during his career. He has surrendered 347 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.165 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. In his MLB career, Musgrove has surrendered 741 base hits while accumulating 797 strikeouts in 811 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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