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San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals - 6/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Sunday June 9, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Washington Nationals -120 / San Diego Padres +100 -- Over/Under: 7.5
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The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Washington Nationals look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last seven games. The Washington Nationals have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 63 hits and 15 RBI while Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto have combined for 116 hits and 79 RBI. Stephen Strasburg gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 3.54 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 7-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 69 hits and 36 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 106 hits and 65 RBI. Chris Paddack gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 2.97 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Paddack’s first career game against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series, 38-13 in Strasburg's last 51 road starts and 73-29 in Strasburg's last 102 starts. The Padres are 34-71 in their last 105 Sunday games. The Nationals are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and 7-2 in Strasburg's last 9 starts vs. Padres. The over is 6-0-2 in Padres last 8 overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Strasburg's last 26 road starts.

Paddack has been really impressive this season, but he's been shaky at best in three of his last four starts and is coming off a game against the Phillies where he got tagged in 4.1 innings. It's important to remember he's still a rookie with just 11 career starts. Strasburg can sprinkle in a dud here every one in a while, but he's allowing a .194 batting average on the road and his strikeout per inning numbers are as high as they've been since 2016. I'll side with the Washington Nationals behind one of their aces.

Washington Nationals -120

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