Padres at Nationals 5/21/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres
Date & Time: 5/21/2018, 11:05 PM UTC
Latest Odds: WAS -180 Total 8
TV Channel: FSSD

The Monday MLB schedule will get underway with a matchup between the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals from Nationals Park. The Padres took the final three games of their series in Pittsburgh over the weekend and are eight games below .500 overall. On Sunday, San Diego scored four runs during the ninth inning to rally for an 8-5 victory.

Twenty-seven year old southpaw Robbie Erlin (1-2 3.46 ERA) will make his second start of the season for the Padres. Through 26 innings, Erlin has allowed just one home runs and owns a stellar 1.04 WHIP.
The Washington Nationals have gotten off to a slow start and haven’t hit full stride this season. Over the weekend, the Nationals were swept by visiting Los Angeles by a 16-7 combined score in the three games. On Sunday, Washington was defeated by a 7-2 final score and fell to three games above .500 overall.

The Nationals will counter with thirty-one year old righty Jeremy Hellickson (1-0 2.20 ERA) on Monday. Washington has won each of Hellickson’s last three starts and he has given up just one run over his last 17 plus frames.

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Betting Trends

Padres are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 1 of a series.
Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
Over is 8-0 in Padres last 8 Monday games.
Under is 6-2 in Nationals last 8 overall.
Padres are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.

Washington 1B Ryan Zimmerman is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Through 48 games, San Diego ranks 27th in batting average and 25th in runs scored. For the season, Washington ranks 22nd in batting average and 14th in runs scored. Take Washington to score a much needed victory in the series opener. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win and cover the run line 5-3.


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