Edinson VolquezWashington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres Thursday Free MLB Pick: RHP Stephen Strasburg is going to be back on the bump for the Washington Nationals on Thursday night against the San Diego Padres. These two teams aren’t separated by as much as you would think in the standings though, and we think that Joe Public has bet far too much money on the Nats at this point, as they are -140 favorites on the MLB odds in this one. We’ll make our MLB predictions for a great game between teams from the NL East and the NL West.

Nationals vs. Padres Game Time: 10:10 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Padres Live TV Coverage: MASN, FOX Sports San Diego
MLB Odds: Nationals -140 / Padres +130 (Total: 7)

Stephen Strasburg is still just a 1-5 pitcher this year, and his team is still only 2-6 in his eight trips to the mound. In fact, he has been one of the worst money pitchers in the game all season long. The Nats as well, are only 9-10 on the road, and this is the continuation of a West Coast trip that started with losses in two out of three to the Los Angeles Dodgers. San Diego has been playing respectable ball of late, and they are going to be happy to be back at Petco Park, where they are a healthy 10-8 this season. The team has to be playing with some confidence, and though there haven’t been all that many wins with Edinson Volquez on the mound this year, he has still been one of the best pitchers on the team. This is one of these games that could easily go either way, and we are going to bet it accordingly by taking the Pads.

Nationals vs. Padres Free Pick for May 16th: Take the San Diego Padres +130


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