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San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals - 6/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Friday June 7, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Washington Nationals -104 / San Diego Padres -118 -- Over/Under: 8.5
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The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Washington Nationals look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Washington Nationals have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 61 hits and 15 RBI while Juan Soto and Anthony Rendon have combined for 113 hits and 78 RBI. Erick Fedde gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.55 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Fedde is 0-1 with a 2.79 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Padres have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 67 hits and 36 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 104 hits and 64 RBI. Nick Margevicius gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 5.40 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Margevicius’ first career game against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 7-19 in their last 26 Friday games and 2-7 in their last 9 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Padres are 13-27 in their last 40 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 1-4 in Margevicius' last 5 starts. The Nationals are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in San Diego. The over is 5-0-1 in Padres last 6 home games. The over is 5-1 in Fedde's last 6 starts overall.

Fedde has pitched just 24.2 innings this season, but he's been very solid overall, allowing just seven runs, and that includes just three runs allowed in his last 14 innings. Margevicius has had issues all year and it seems to be getting worse lately, allowing 18 earned runs in his last 17.2 innings. Margevicius is allowing a .275 batting average on the season and has a 7.09 ERA at home this season. The Washington Nationals should be able to take advantage of a shaky starting pitcher and keep this hot stretch going for another game. 

Washington Nationals -104

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