San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Joey Lucchesi
The San Francisco Giants visit Petco Park on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Giants and Joey Lucchesi for the Padres.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +110 and San Diego at -120. The Giants have a 61-82-7 over/under record and a 76-74-0 run line mark. The Padres are 73-77-0 against the run line and have a 73-73-4 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 61-82-7 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 76-74-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 73-73-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 73-77-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
09/16/18 1B Brandon Belt Knee is questionable Monday vs San Diego Padres
08/30/18 C Buster Posey Hip 60-day DL (08/25)
08/30/18 CF Steve Duggar Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29); is out for season
08/07/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (08/11)
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 60-day DL (07/31)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 60-day DL (07/15)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 70-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 7-8 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 159 strikeouts over his 158.2 innings pitched and he's given up 139 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 511 hitters and walked 197 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,257 base hits and 569 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 484 batters and struck out 1,174. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Giants hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 101 hits this season in 399 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .414 and an OPS+ of 107. Brandon Crawford is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 497 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .388. The Giants have 1,233 hits, including 239 doubles and 125 home runs. San Francisco has walked 424 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,342 times as a unit. They have left 1,025 men on base and have a team OPS of .674. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 567 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 60-90 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.67, Joey Lucchesi has a 8-8 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 123 strikeouts over the 115.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 107 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 507 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 654 batters and walked 187 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 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 4.43. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,323 base knocks and 661 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 483 hitters and struck out 1,271 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .380 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 contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .288. He has 128 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 550 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .353 with an OPS+ of 77. Eric Hosmer is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 143 hits in 571 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .401. The Padres as a unit have 1,186 base hits, including 232 doubles and 149 homers. San Diego has walked 430 times this year and they have struck out on 1,406 occasions. They have had 935 men left on base and have an OPS of .677. They have scored 3.82 runs per game and totaled 573 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres -120
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