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Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres - 4/28/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Sunday April 28, 2019, 1:35 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +112 / Washington Nationals -122 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSSD, MASN
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The San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals meet Sunday in MLB action at Nationals Park.

The San Diego Padres look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. The San Diego Padres have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 27 hits and 13 RBI while Wil Myers and Manny Machado have combined for 48 hits and 22 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 4.33 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Lucchesi’s second career game against the Nationals.

The Washington Nationals need a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Nationals have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Washington Nationals have lost five straight games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 31 hits and six RBI while Anthony Rendon and Victor Robles have combined for 50 hits and 28 RBI. Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 4.34 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Hellickson is 3-4 with a 5.40 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 road games, 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 in Lucchesis last 5 road starts. The Nationals are 10-3 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series, 5-0 in Hellicksons last 5 home starts and 4-1 in Hellicksons last 5 starts vs. National League West. The under is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 9-2-3 in the last 14 meetings. The under is 16-5 in Hellicksons last 21 starts overall. The under is 5-1 in Lucchesis last 6 starts overall.

We're getting plus money with a red hot San Diego Padres club that's won five straight games and has had some of their best success on the road this season. Lucchesi has had a couple of rocky starts, but three of his five starts he's allowed one or less run. The Washington Nationals have been sluggish these last couple of weeks and consistent offense has been an issue at times. I like the value with the Padres and the plus money given how hot they've been lately.

Pick:
San Diego Padres +112

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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