San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Erlin vs. Alex Wood
The San Diego Padres head to Dodger Stadium on Sunday, August 26, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Robbie Erlin for the Padres and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have San Diego at +214 and Los Angeles at -233. The Padres have a 63-64-4 over/under mark and a 62-69-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 59-70-0 against the run line and have a 57-65-7 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 63-64-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 62-69-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 57-65-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-70-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
08/22/18 3B Christian Villanueva Finger 10-day DL (08/22)
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
08/25/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 10-day DL (08/25)
08/24/18 RF Yasiel Puig Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs San Diego Padres
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)
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 50-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Erlin has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.02 this year. He has 65 strikeouts over his 80.2 innings pitched and he's given up 74 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 567 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 1,168 base hits and 583 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 1,111. 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 4.15.
As a team San Diego is hitting .234, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Jose Pirela is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 99 hits this season in 392 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .342 and an OPS+ of 79. Eric Hosmer is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 498 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Padres have 1,029 hits, including 205 doubles and 120 home runs. San Diego has walked 382 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,234 times as a unit. They have left 819 men on base and have a team OPS of .670. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 497 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 68-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Alex Wood has a 7-6 record and a 1.19 WHIP this season. He has 117 strikeouts over the 132.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 124 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 498 batters and walked 172 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,017 base knocks and 453 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 352 hitters and struck out 1,233 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .378. He has 150 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 498 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 149. Matt Kemp is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 111 hits in 394 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,073 base hits, including 231 doubles and 179 homers. Los Angeles has walked 509 times this year and they have struck out on 1,125 occasions. They have had 913 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 611 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -233
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