Nationals vs. Padres Prediction
The San Diego Padres earned a second straight 5-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Can they make it three in a row tonight at 10:10PM ET?
913 Washington Nationals vs. 914 San Diego Padres
Friday, June 7, 2019
10:10PM ET – Petco Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -160 to win. The Padres are listed with a money line of +140 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 76 percent going on the Nationals on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nats fall again
Washington suffered a 5-4 loss at San Diego for the second consecutive night. The Nats are 28-35 on the season, 13-20 on the road and 32-26 with the over. Washington will have Max Scherzer taking the mound tonight. He is 3-5 on the season with a 3.06 ERA.
Washington overcame a 3-0 deficit in Friday’s game and took a 4-3 lead entering the bottom of the ninth, but Sean Doolittle gave up two runs to take his second loss of the year, blowing his third save. Erick Fedde gave up three runs in six innings in the start. At the plate, Yan Gomes had two hits and drove in a run while Trea Turner drove in two runs.
Padres squeak out another win
San Diego managed to eek out another victory on Friday night, picking up the 1-run nod. The Padres are 33-31 on the season, 18-18 at home and 31-28 with the over. Eric Lauer takes the mound for San Diego tonight. He is 5-4 on the season with a 4.18 ERA.
The Padres nearly blew a 3-0 lead on Friday, but managed to rally in the ninth to get the win thanks to a pair of RBI singles from Josh Naylor and Austin Hedges. Fernando Tatis Jr. led the team at the plate with three hits, two RBI and two runs scored. On the mound, Nick Margevicius got the start and pitched 3.2 scoreless innings. Adam Warren was the winning pitcher. He went two innings and allowed one run to improve to 4-1 on the season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 14-6 in in Scherzer’s last 20 Saturday starts and 40-19 in his last 59 road starts.
The Padres have won Lauer’s last four starts, but they have lost four straight Game 3’s of a series.
Scherzer continues to pitch well, as he has given up just two runs over his last 20 innings on the mound. He has gotten through at least six innings in eight straight starts as well. Lauer is pitching well too, allowing just one earned run in each of his last four starts. The difference for the two is run support. San Diego has been able to hit for Lauer while the Nationals aren’t doing the same for Scherzer. Washington is actually just 2-8 in his last 10 starts.
MLB Prediction: San Diego Padres +140