Friday, April 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Cesar Vargas vs. Alex Wood
The San Diego Padres visit Dodger Stadium on Friday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Cesar Vargas for the Padres and Alex Wood for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +165 and Los Angeles at -175. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Padres have a 12-9-1 over/under record and a 11-11-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Dodgers are 11-11-0 against the run line and have a 7-14-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Padres head into this matchup with a 7-15 record, including 3-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Cesar Vargas has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.80 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 3 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he has given up 5 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.31. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.91 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .294 against the bullpen while being struck out 67 times and walking 31 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 209 base hits and 107 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 82 batters and struck out 178. They walk 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team, San Diego is batting .239, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Padres hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.14 hits per game. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .303 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 27 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 27 times and has walked 5 times. Jon Jay is hitting .264 and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 23 hits so far while scoring 8 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 22 times. The Padres have 179 hits, including 31 doubles and 18 home runs. They've stolen 15 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. San Diego has walked 63 times this season and they've struck out 206 times as a unit. They've left 147 men on base and have a team OPS of .663. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 85 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 4-5 home record and a 12-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.00, Alex Wood has a 1-2 record and a 1.76 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 21 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 26 hits. He has allowed 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.44. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 56 times and walking 22 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.15 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 166 base knocks and 76 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 58 hitters and struck out 168. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.47.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .223 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.32 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .321 and he has an OBP of .398. He has 26 hits this year along with 9 runs scored and 15 RBI. He's struck out 18 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Joc Pederson is hitting .276 and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 16 hits so far while he's scored 12 runs and drove in 10. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 21 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 188 base hits, including 42 doubles and 15 homers. They have 7 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 75 times this year and they have struck out 172 times. They've had 161 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They score 4.5 runs per game and have totaled 99 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 12-9-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 11-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 7-14-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 11-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
04/23/16 3B Alexi Amarista Hamstring 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles 15-day DL (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 15-day DL (4/23)
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Josh Ravin Forearm 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinge Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres
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