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(41-25) Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres (27-40)
Date: Wednesday June 16, 2016
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs Erik Johnson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -157 / Padres +142
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 +100 / Padres +1.5 -120
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Nationals are rolling winning 5 of their last 6 games and in their last series they took 2 of 3 from the Chicago Cubs, who have the best record in the Majors. Washington is in first place in the NL East with a 5 game cushion over the New York Mets.
The Padres had lost 4 in a row before snapping that skid in their last game. San Diego is in last place in the NL West 14 games back of the San Francisco Giants.
The Nationals have taken 4 of their last 5 games facing the Padres in San Diego and 5 of their last 6 facing them overall.
This is the first meeting this season between these teams.
In their last games the Nationals beat the Cubs 5-4 and the Padres beat the Miami Marlins 6-3.
Washington ranks 10th in runs scored and they also have a legit staff, which ranks 3rd in team ERA. They have scored 34 runs in their last 6 games.
Tanner Roark (5-4 2.93 ERA) gets the call for the Nats tonight and he had a great last outing going 7 innings and not giving up any earned runs in an 8-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Washington has won his last 3 starts.
While the Nationals have won 4 of Roark’s last 5 starts they are only 3-7 in their last 10 road games with him on the hill.
The Nationals are 1-6 in Roark’s last 7 road starts facing a team with a losing record.
The Tigers are 16-19 on the road this season.
San Diego Padres
The Padres have struggled both at the plate and on the mound this season only ranking 21st in the Majors in runs scored and 23rd in team ERA.
San Diego will be facing a righty in Roark tonight and they have lost 16 of their last 21 games facing a right-hand starter.
Erik Johnson (0-3 7.71 ERA) goes for the Padres tonight and in his last outing he was less than impressive giving up 5 earned runs in only 4 innings of work in a 5-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies. His last start was his first for the Padres, who came over in the recent James Shields’ trade.
Johnson only has 3 starts this season and in those outings he has totaled 15 innings and has given up 14 earned runs.
The Padres snapped a 3-game home losing streak in their last game.
The Padres are 16-20 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
- Nationals are 10-4 in their last 14 road games.
- Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Padres are 2-6 in their last 8 games following a win.
Free Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
Easy call in this one, as take the hot Nationals to win this game tonight.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Washington ML and game total Over 8
In 5 of the last 7 games between these NL teams the total has gone Over and look for that trend to continue.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 7-4
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