Thursday, October 1, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Taylor Jungmann (9-7) vs. Ian Kennedy (8-15)
The San Diego Padres welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to Petco Park on Thursday. Taylor Jungmann is the probable starter for the Brewers and he'll face Ian Kennedy of the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +127 and San Diego at -137. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers, with a 73-84 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 81-65 over/under record. The Padres have a 91-59 over/under record and a 74-83 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
The Brewers show up with a 67-90 record, including 33-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann holds a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.25. The Brewers are 10-10 over his 116.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 102 hits over that time period. The Brewers are also 9-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 527 and walked 171 batters this season while opposing teams hit .237 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 9.03 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.34, they are 25th in the league.
Milwaukee ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .253 on the road. The Brewers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 24th in baseball. With 149 hits, Gerardo Parra leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.59.
San Diego is 38-41 at home while holding a 73-84 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.38, Ian Kennedy will come into this game holding a 8-15 record and a 1.31 WHIP. The Padres have a record of 12-17 over the 162.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 161 hits. The Padres are also 16-12 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. The Padres bullpen has struck out 476 batters and walked 178 this season while opposing teams have hit .237 against them. San Diego has a team average of 8.55 hits per game and are averaging 8.62 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.11, they are 20th in the league.
They rank 29th in the league in team batting average with a .244 average while hitting .247 at home. The Padres hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 30th in baseball. With 157 hits, Matt Kemp leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 8.25.
Milwaukee has a team fielding percentage of .981 after having committed 112 errors with 1,626 assists and 4,173 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Padres have accumulated 90 errors while having 1,527 assists and 4,195 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 81-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 73-84 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 91-59 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 74-83 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/29/15 RF Ryan Braun Back out for season
09/23/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique out for season
09/21/15 2B Elian Herrera Thigh likely out for season
09/17/15 P Jimmy Nelson Head Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/22)
09/17/15 P Matt Garza Personal out for season
08/14/15 P Michael Blazek Hand Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/13)
San Diego Padres
09/30/15 RF Matt Kemp Hand "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
09/13/15 P Colin Rea Elbow "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/15 1B Yonder Alonso Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/2)
08/15/15 P Brandon Maurer Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/3)
04/06/15 P Cory Luebke Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/4), out for season
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4), out for season
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks