San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 19 (8/19): MLB

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 19 (8/19): MLB

Credit: photo by  Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 9:40 p.m. EST
Nationals money line +270
Nationals run line +1.5 (+140)
Padres money line -345
Padres run line -1.5 (-165)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Washington Nationals San Diego Padres
Record 40-80 66-55
Road / home record 21-36 33-25
Last 10 record 4-6 5-5
Streak W2 L2
Over / under record 59-54-7 55-61-4
Runs / game 3.80 4.43
Runs allowed / game 5.57 4.08

 

Preview

The Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres will play the 2nd game of the series at the Petco Park on Friday night. The Nationals upset the Padres again with Darvish on the mound. Nelson Cruz drew a bases-loaded walk off Josh Hader to bring in the go-ahead run with one out in the ninth inning on a night when there wasn't much offense and the Nats beat the Padres 3-1.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals get here with a 40-80 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.80 runs per game. They're batting for .248 AVG, 429 runs scored in 933 hits and 92 home runs, ranking #27 in offense in the league, behind the Miami Marlins. Luke Voit has a batting average of .235, 14 home runs and 50 RBI. 

Defensively they are allowing 5.57 runs per game and ranking #30, the worst in the league. Josiah Gray leads the team with a 4.81 ERA, 127 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Nationals.

Probable Pitcher:

Paolo Espino (0-5, 4.20 ERA) will be on the mound for the Nationals in the 2nd game of the series. Espino allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three in 5.2 innings to take the loss during Sunday's matchup against the Padres. He is 0-1 with an ERA of 7.88 and 5 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Padres in his career.

San Diego Padres

The Padres get here with a 66-55 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.43 runs per game and they're batting for .242 AVG, have 505 runs scored in 928 hits and 101 home runs, ranking #15 in offense in the league behind the Houston Astros. Manny Machado is leading the team with 20 home runs and 65 RBI and a batting average of .294.

Defensively they are allowing 4.08 runs per game and rank #10 in the league. Joe Musgrove leads the pitching staff with a 2.91 ERA, 124 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded for the Padres.

Probable Pitcher:  Blake Snell (5-6, 3.66 ERA)

Snell will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Padres. Snell allowed three hits and no walks while striking out 10 in six scoreless innings to earn the win over the Nationals on Sunday. He has a 2-0 record with an ERA of 2.12 and 23 strikeouts in 3 appearances versus the Nationals in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Washington are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Diego's last 11 games against Washington.

San Diego Padres are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games at home.

Prediction

The Nationals beat the Padres again with Darvish on the mound but they'll now face Blake Snell who dominated them trough 6 scoreless innnigs. as the Padres won the game 6-0. Paolo Espino will start for the Nationals who has struggled all season ans was pounded by the Padres the last time. This seems like a dejavu so if the history repeats, Snell will dominate again the Nats offense and the Padres should hit Espino early in the game. I'll go with the Padres.

PICK: Padres -1.5 (-165)

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