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(41-55) San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals (57-39)
Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
Time: 7:05PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC.
Projected Pitchers: Edwin Jackson vs Max Scherzer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -285
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Padres go into Nationals Park to take on Washington Saturday evening.
The Padres are currently on a 4 game losing streak. The Nationals have lost 3 of their last 4 but are looking to bounce back against the struggling Dodgers.
Edwin Jackson is on the mound for the Dodgers with a 1-1 record, 4.76 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. Max Scherzer goes for the Nationals and is 10-6 with a 2.94 ERA and 0.96 WHIP.
San Diego Padres
The Padres are sliding down the standings fast, they are now 14 games under .500.
They are a team that can score an average amount of runs per game, 4.4 but allow 4.9.
Against the Cardinals, they scored just 11 runs in 4 games but against the Giants in the series prior to the Cardinals, they scored 16 runs over 3 games and swept the Giants.
During that same 7 game stretch, they gave up 33 runs which is right around their seasons average.
Edwin Jackson had his first start for the Padres last week against the Giants and gave up just 3 over 6.1 innings in a winning effort.
He looked good but walked 5 and his WHIP is too high for him to be reliable game in and game out.
The effort in San Fran looks like a best case scenario for righty.
The Nationals were on a 5 game win streak until losing 3 of their last 4 but things should be easier for them against the Brewers in this series.
The Nationals have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games despite winning only 1 of them, so they are still producing offensively.
They average 4.7 runs per game which is 9th best in the league.
They score their fair share of runs but they typically win because of excellent pitching.
They allow the least amount of runs in the league, just 3.5
Max Scherzer is no exception as he is one of the best in the MLB. His 2.94 ERA and 0.96 WHIP, which are extremely impressive numbers.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres have lost 4 games in a row
- Padres have scored 11 runs in their last 4 games
- Padres totals have been under 3 of their last 5 games
- Nationals have lost 3 of their last 4 games
- Nationals have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games
- Nationals totals have been over 3 games in a row
Free San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Nationals recent struggles aren’t something to be overly concerned about at this point.
Washington still has the better offense and have the best pitching in the MLB.
With Scherzer on the mound, this one should be a lock.
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Nationals are averaging just a shade under 5 runs per game and are fairly consistent at putting this number up, Jackson’s ERA is identical. They should get 5.
Scherzer should shut down the Padres offense. He gave up just 1 over 6 innings the last time they met and I would expect that again this time.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 5-2
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