Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres 4/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Tyson Ross
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Tyson Ross for the Padres.
Los Angeles opens at -162 while San Diego opens at +152. The Dodgers have a 9-7-0 over/under record and a 12-4-0 run line mark. The Padres are 8-10-0 against the run line and have a 8-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 12-4-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 8-9-1 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 8-10-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/15/18 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/15)
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 3B Justin Turner Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/16/18 1B Wil Myers Arm 10-day DL (04/03)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 P Luis Perdomo Suspension will miss next start
04/12/18 CF Manuel Margot Ribs 10-day DL (04/11)
04/11/18 P Kirby Yates Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 6-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.08 and a WHIP of 1.73 this year. He has 14 strikeouts over his 8.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 12.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 61 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 135 base hits and 62 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 35 batters and struck out 154. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.41.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .237, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .372 with an on-base percentage of .460. He has 16 hits this season in 43 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .651 and an OPS+ of 207. Cody Bellinger is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 58 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Dodgers have 128 hits, including 25 doubles and 14 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 54 times so far this season and they have struck out 126 times as a unit. They have left 110 men on base and have a team OPS of .672. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 64 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 7-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.50, Tyson Ross has a 2-1 record and a 1.22 WHIP this season. He has 14 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.18 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 85 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 145 base knocks and 61 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 69 hitters and struck out 160 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 20th in the league. The Padres hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .343. He has 17 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 63 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 118. Freddy Galvis is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .411. He has collected 18 hits in 61 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Padres as a unit have 141 base hits, including 31 doubles and 20 homers. San Diego has walked 51 times this year and they have struck out on 172 occasions. They have had 118 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 69 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -162
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