Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+235) San Diego (-280)
Petco Park is the site where the San Diego Padres (66-56) will go up against the Washington Nationals (41-80) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Washington at +235 and San Diego opens at -280. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Patrick Corbin and Sean Manaea.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are scoring 3.8 runs per contest, which puts them at 26th in the league. They have accounted for 459 runs scored and have an OBP of .314. The Nationals have accounted for 186 doubles as a team and have smacked 100 balls out of the park. They have tallied 439 RBI's as well as 1,003 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is at .248. Washington has a slugging rate of .375 and have struck out 891 times, while drawing a walk on 354 occasions.
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Nationals pitchers have conceded 182 long balls and also 666 total runs (30th in baseball). They have walked 434 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.97 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.17 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.46. The Nationals hold a team ERA of 5.20 on the season (30th in the league), and their staff has struck out 940 batters.
Nationals relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 121 times and also have had 99 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 46 holds on the season (28th in baseball). The Nationals bullpen have a save percentage of 63.9% and has come into the game in 83 save situations. They have recorded 23 saves so far this season and have blown 13 out of their 36 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 194 base runners on the season and 30.9% of them crossed the plate. The Nationals have dispatched 445 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Nationals have transformed 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,531 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 25th in pro baseball. The Washington Nationals have a tally of 3,177 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,050 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .982 which has them sitting 29th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 87 double plays.
Corbin has pitched in 1,501 frames and has earned 1,443 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 4.31 (719 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.344. He has allowed 1,557 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 461 free passes. Corbin (85-100 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.95 and he has faced 6,437 hitters in the majors.
The Padres hold a team slugging percentage of .379 and they are earning 4.43 runs per game (14th in MLB). They have 213 doubles, while getting a free base 441 times and putting up 541 runs. San Diego has compiled 107 long balls on the year and 523 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,000 occasions (17th in the league) and have tallied 992 base hits. The San Diego Padres have an on-base percentage of .319 and a team batting average of .241 on the campaign.
The San Diego pitching staff have relinquished 493 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.78 (456 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 120 home runs and they concede 4.09 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.213 in addition to having a FIP of 3.71 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.06 (1,086 strikeouts vs 355 bases on balls). They come in at 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 961.
With 113 save situations, the Padres have 55 holds and 18 blown saves. San Diego has had relievers enter the contest in 54 save chances and they have earned 36 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 125 times in high leverage situations and also on 94 occasions with base runners. San Diego bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.6% out of their 144 inherited base runners. They rank 13th in baseball with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 352 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
In 9,765 innings played, the Padres have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.1% (10th in pro baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 92 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (5th in baseball). The Padres have 1,072 assists, 53 errors and have amassed 3,255 putouts for the season.
Manaea (56-47 career mark) has a 4.00 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.42 and he has faced 3,551 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has allowed 378 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.221 and having a FIP of 4.0. In his career, Manaea has surrendered 813 hits while earning 769 strikeouts in 850 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+235)
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