San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Cal Quantrill vs. Walker Buehler
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (72-39, 1st in NL West) will play the San Diego Padres (50-58, 4th in NL West) on Saturday.
The Padres have been inconsistent for MLB bettors, having gone 50-58-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 64.9% of the time, going 72-39-0 straight up.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The Padres have been a good Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 49-50-9.
San Diego is covering 47.2% of the time on the road, having gone 25-28-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 74.6% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 41-14-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a dicey Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 54-52-5.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
7/30/2019 Jose Castillo RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/25/2019 Brett Kennedy SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/24/2019 Jacob Nix SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/21/2019 Miguel Diaz RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
7/21/2019 Adam Warren RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/4/2019 Franchy Cordero CF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/2/2019 Garrett Richards SP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2019 Aaron Loup RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/2/2019 A.J CF Groin Probable for Aug 2
8/1/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Knee Probable for Aug 2
7/31/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/31/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/30/2019 Ross Stripling RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/30/2019 Enrique Hernandez 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/29/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/26/2019 David Freese 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/15/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 50-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cal Quantrill has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 49 strikeouts over his 58 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 455 hitters and walked 131 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 943 base hits and 485 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 295 batters and struck out 956. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team San Diego is hitting .244, good for 26th in the league. The Padres hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 118 hits this season in 419 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 106. Manny Machado is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 405 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The Padres have 882 hits, including 151 doubles and 165 home runs. San Diego has walked 327 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,042 times as a unit. They have left 668 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 475 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 72-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Walker Buehler has a 9-2 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 137 strikeouts over the 122.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 353 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.36. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 836 base knocks and 369 earned runs this season. They have given up 129 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 261 hitters and struck out 1,001 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .331 with an OBP of .432. He has 126 hits this year along with 83 RBI in 381 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .677 with an OPS+ of 188. Max Muncy is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 94 hits in 365 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Dodgers as a unit have 981 base hits, including 198 doubles and 185 homers. Los Angeles has walked 432 times this year and they have struck out on 909 occasions. They have had 808 men left on base and have an OPS of .811. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 603 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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