Padres vs. Nationals - 6/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (43-26) at San Diego Padres (28-42)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm (PETCO Park)
G Gonzalez (3-5) (3.96) vs. D Pomeranz (5-7) (2.88)
The Line: San Diego Padres +119 / Washington Nationals -129 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Washington Nationals look for another win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Nationals have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Washington Nationals offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 14 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 91 hits, Wilson Ramos has 38 RBI and Bryce Harper has 14 home runs. Gio Gonzalez gets the nod, and he’s 3-5 with a 3.96 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres need another win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Padres have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.56 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jon Jay leads San Diego with 80 hits, Wil Myers has 44 RBI and Matt Kemp has 15 home runs. Drew Pomeranz takes the hill, and he’s 5-7 with a 2.88 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. This will be Pomeranz’s second career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 23-10 in their last 33 during game 4 of a series and 0-5 in Gonzalezs last 5 starts. The Padres are 0-7 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 1-5 in Pomeranzs last 6 starts. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Nats are the better team here and Gio has a better ERA on the road than he does at home this season. It's rare to get a line this low when the talent between two teams is quite large. I'll side with Washington to get this victory.