Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres 8/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres 8/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Washington Nationals will play against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park, CA on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 8:40 PM ET.


Washington turned 68% of balls hit into play into outs in 9,369 innings, ranking 26th in the major leagues. There were 3,123 putouts, 1,036 assists, and 76 errors for the Washington Nationals this season.


They accumulated 86 double plays while maintaining a fielding percentage of .982, which ranks 29th in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals’ 41-80 record places them in fifth place in the National League East. 


Jon Gray will take the mound for the Nationals on Saturday night. Gray has a 3.86 FIP and a 60-55 win-loss record in his career. He faced 3,984 batters in the major leagues. He possesses a WHIP of 1.320 and a 4.51 ERA (467 earned runs allowed). He gave up 314 walks and 917 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings).


  • The Washington Nationals are 4-1 in their previous 5 games against the spread.
  • The Nationals are 28-30 in their road games against the spread.
  • The total went OVER in 3 of the team’s last 5 matches.

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Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres Predictions 8/20/2022


The San Diego Padres own a team WHIP of 1.214 and a FIP of 3.71 for the current season. At the moment, their ratio of walks to strikeouts is 3.05. (1,067 strikeouts vs 350 free passes).


In terms of total hits surrendered, their pitching staff ranks thirteenth in the league with 945. They outscored 4.08 runs per nine innings and allowed 118 long balls (10th in the league).


San Diego bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39% out of 141 inherited runners. The Padres’ 66-56 record places them in second place in the NL West. 


Joe Musgrove is expected to lead off the game against the Nationals.


Musgrove (career record: 48–53) has a 3.85 earned run average and allows 8.2 hits per nine innings. He faced 3,369 batters throughout the course of his career and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.91. He had a WHIP of 1.162 and a FIP of 3.8, and he gave up 347 runs that were earned.


  • The San Diego Padres are 33-30 in their road contests against the spread.
  • The total went OVER in 2 of the Padres’ previous 5 games.
  • The total went OVER in 26 of San Diego’s last 59 matches at home.

Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres. The MLB pick for this game is the San Diego Padres. To get to the postseason, the San Diego Padres must defeat the weak competition.


Expect San Diego to win in a rout against baseball’s worst team on Saturday night to get its mojo back. Take San Diego to cruise to a victory at home on Saturday night. The expected final score is 9-1 in favor of the squad. 


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Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres 8/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:40 PM (EDT)


Location: PETCO Park, CA


Date: August 20, 2022




MLB Odds: SD -139


MLB Totals: 7.5


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