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Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres - 4/27/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Saturday April 27, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
Washington Nationals -175 / San Diego Padres +165 O/U: 8
TV Channel
MASN, FSSD
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The San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals will match up on the MLB diamond again on Saturday.

In the opener of this set on Friday, the Padres scored three runs in the final three innings on the way to a razor-close 4-3 win.

For Saturday’s matchup, the Padres will be going with Eric Lauer in the start. Over his 27.0 innings and 2-3 mark this year, Lauer has a 4.67 ERA with 23 Ks and seven walks.

San Diego finished with six hits on the evening Friday, and Eric Hosmer was the only Padres player with more than one knock. Hosmer finished with a solo homer in with his two hits.

Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re going with Stephen Strasburg on Saturday. In his 30.2 innings and 2-1 record so far this season, Strasburg has a 4.11 ERA with 39 Ks and nine walks.

The Nationals finished with six hits on Friday as well, but half of them belonged to Yan Gomes, who logged a two-run homer as well.

The Padres are 7-21 in their last 28 in game two of a series and 3-13 in their last 16 Saturday games. San Diego is 0-4 in Lauer’s last four starts versus the NL East and 2-8 in his last 10 starts versus a team with a losing record.

Meanwhile, the Nationals are 4-1 in their last five in game two of a series and 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games. Washington is 69-25 in Strasburg’s last 94 starts and 22-6 in his last 28 starts with five days’ rest.

Following a solid outing in his first start this year, Lauer has been solid but not overpowering, though it is worth noting he’s given up five earned in 10.0 innings over his last two (and still didn’t get a win).

As for Strasburg, he’s been all over the place this year, both good and bad, but did log 8.0 shutout innings with two hits in his last start versus Miami. Against another underachieving offense I like the Nationals to win here.

Pick:
Washinton Nationals -175

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