Padres vs. Nationals Prediction

Padres vs. Nationals, 7/16/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

The Padres and Nationals played a wild series two weeks ago in San Diego and now Washington D.C. will serve as the backdrop for the rematch when the teams begin a new series on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will these games also be high-scoring, starting tonight?

Game Snapshot

905 San Diego Padres (-141) at 906 Washington Nationals (+120); o/u 9.5

7:05 p.m. ET, Friday, July 16, 2021

Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

San Diego Padres DFS Notes

Chris Paddack logged two innings out of the Padres bullpen on Sunday, striking out four over two innings of one-run baseball. It was an all hands on deck situation for the Padres after starter Ryan Weathers exited with a knee injury. Paddack surrendered four hits, but the only one that did any damage was C.J. Cron's solo homer in the fourth inning. He'll head into the All-Star break with a disappointing 5.38 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 77 frames on the season.

Washington Nationals DFS Notes

Erick Fedde surrendered three runs in five innings Sunday in a loss to the Giants. Fedde gave up eight hits, but it was Curt Casali's homer in the second that did all of the damage. The defeat left Fedde 4-6 with a 4.59 ERA as he heads into the break.

Padres vs. Nationals MLB Betting Prediction

The over is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and is 5-0 in the Padres’ last five games versus opponents from the National League East. The over is also 16-6 in San Diego’s last 22 games as a favorite and 8-3 in its last 11 games coming off a loss. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Nationals’ last seven games overall, is 5-2 in their last seven games as an underdog and is 5-2 in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PADRES/NATIONALS OVER 9.5

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