San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Richard vs. Rich Hill
The San Diego Padres head to Dodger Stadium on Friday, August 24, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Clayton Richard for the Padres and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have San Diego at +207 and Los Angeles at -225. The Padres have a 62-63-4 over/under mark and a 61-68-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 59-69-0 against the run line and have a 56-65-7 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 62-63-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 61-68-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 56-65-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-69-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
08/22/18 3B Christian Villanueva Finger 10-day DL (08/22)
08/22/18 1B Wil Myers Facial is "?" Thursday vs Colorado Rockies
08/01/18 P Eric Lauer Forearm 10-day DL (07/31)
07/24/18 P Colten Brewer Oblique 10-day DL (07/23)
06/21/18 P Bryan Mitchell Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/21/18 P Zac Rosscup Calf 10-day DL (08/20)
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 10-day DL (08/17)
08/16/18 P Ross Stripling Back 10-day DL (08/12)
08/14/18 P John Axford Leg 10-day DL (08/14)
08/02/18 2B Chase Utley Wrist 10-day DL (08/02)
07/07/18 P Yimi Garcia Forearm 10-day DL (07/04)
06/28/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 10-day DL (06/28)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (08/21)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 50-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Richard has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 5.11 and a WHIP of 1.34 this year. He has 105 strikeouts over his 155 innings pitched and he's given up 150 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 438 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 554 hitters and walked 156 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 1,148 base hits and 569 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,089. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team San Diego is hitting .234, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 127 hits this season in 491 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .401 and an OPS+ of 98. Jose Pirela is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 385 at bats. His OPS+ is 78 while his slugging percentage is at .340. The Padres have 1,016 hits, including 203 doubles and 119 home runs. San Diego has walked 377 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,212 times as a unit. They have left 806 men on base and have a team OPS of .672. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 493 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 67-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.73, Rich Hill has a 5-4 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 98 strikeouts over the 91.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 493 batters and walked 171 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,013 base knocks and 452 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 350 hitters and struck out 1,220 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .336. He has 110 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 389 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 117. Manny Machado is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 150 hits in 493 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .544. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,060 base hits, including 227 doubles and 176 homers. Los Angeles has walked 503 times this year and they have struck out on 1,113 occasions. They have had 906 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 600 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -225
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