San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Joey Lucchesi vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
The San Diego Padres head to Dodger Stadium on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Joey Lucchesi for the Padres and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have San Diego at +210 and Los Angeles at -250. The Padres have a 75-74-5 over/under mark and a 75-79-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 70-84-0 against the run line and have a 68-79-7 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 75-74-5 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 75-79-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 68-79-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 70-84-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
09/13/18 SS Luis Urias Hamstring is out indefinitely
08/29/18 P Clayton Richard Knee 60-day DL (08/25)
08/22/18 3B Christian Villanueva Finger 10-day DL (08/22)
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
09/18/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 60-day DL (08/25)
09/03/18 P Brock Stewart Oblique 60-day DL (09/03)
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 60-day DL (08/17)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
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 62-92 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 131 strikeouts over his 120.1 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 520 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 677 hitters and walked 191 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 1,361 base hits and 677 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 492 batters and struck out 1,314. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team San Diego is hitting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .381 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 .250 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 147 hits this season in 587 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 97. Freddy Galvis is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .294. He has totaled 137 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 567 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .374. The Padres have 1,218 hits, including 238 doubles and 155 home runs. San Diego has walked 446 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,439 times as a unit. They have left 961 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 592 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 85-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.18, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 5-3 record and a 1.04 WHIP this season. He has 78 strikeouts over the 70.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 60 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 590 batters and walked 192 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,220 base knocks and 528 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 405 hitters and struck out 1,485 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.59.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .386. He has 93 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 368 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 157. Manny Machado is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 176 hits in 597 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .533. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,289 base hits, including 273 doubles and 219 homers. Los Angeles has walked 612 times this year and they have struck out on 1,357 occasions. They have had 1,093 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 738 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -250
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 Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks