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San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals 7/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The second installment of a three-game series between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals will take place at National Park on Saturday.  The Padres posted a franchise-record run and dominated the Nationals with a 24-8 victory on Friday.  The Padres are in the middle-of-the-pack at the NL West Division at 54-4-, trailing the leader Giants by 6 games. The Nationals dropped to fourth-place at 42-48 in the NL East standings with six games behind the division leader, New York Mets.


The San Diego Padres look to repeat their blowout win against the Nationals.  The Padres met the Rockies and the Nationals recently and lost two of three games against the Rockies and split their series against the Nationals.  This year, the Padres are top 10 with 428 runs scored and 8th with .324 OBP.  The team ranks 13th with a team batting average of .241.  San Diego’s pitching team is impressive with a top 3 team ERA of 3.41.  The team’s WHIP of 1.19 and BAA at .226 are both top 8 and 7 in the league.  SS Fernando Tatis Jr. leads San Diego with a batting average of .286, a team-high 28 homers, and 62 RBIs.  2B Jake Cronenworth leads with a team-high 98 hits while LF Tommy Pham leads with .374 OBP.  In Saturday’s game, the Padres will send Blake Snell to the hill.  The lefty is 3-3 with an ERA of 4.99.  Through 70.1 innings of work this season, Snell has 65 hits, 39 earned runs, allowed 10 home runs, 44 walks, and 93 strikeouts.


  • San Diego is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road.

  • San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road against Washington.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of San Diego’s last 9 games.

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San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals Predictions 7/17/2021


The Nationals are desperate for a win after losing five straight games and dropping 8 of their last 10 games.  Offensively, the Nationals are batting quite well with a team average of .254 which is top 6 in MLB while their on-base percentage is top 8 at .326.  They are 20th in total runs scored at 380.  The team ERA is 17th at 4.32 and BAA is 16th at .241.  SS Trea Turner leads Washington hitting .319 and a team-high 111 hits.  LF Kyle Schwarber leads with 25 homers and 53 RBIs while LF Juan Soto leads with .412 OBP.  Patrick Corbin will start on Saturday with a 6-7 record and 5.40 ERA.  Across 93.1 innings this season, the lefty has 100 hits, 56 earned runs, allowed 18 homers, 31 walks, and 73 strikeouts.


  • Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home.

  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home against San Diego.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games against San Diego.

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Washington Nationals.  Despite a dominating win against the Nationals on Friday, the Padres have struggled on the road, losing 12 of the last 16 games.  Taking the game at home is the Washington Nationals.  Final Score Prediction is 6-5.


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San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals 7/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET


Location: Nationals Park Washington, D.C.


Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021




MLB Odds: San Diego Padres -125


MLB Totals: 9.5


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