San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants MLB Picks and Tips 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Joey Lucchesi vs. Logan Webb
Oracle Park is the venue where Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants (65-68, 3rd in NL West) will play the San Diego Padres (62-71, 4th in NL West) on Saturday. The Giants open this game at +105 while the Padres are coming in at -115. The O/U opens at 8.
The Padres have been a pretty good pick for baseball wagerers, having gone 62-71-0 SU. The Giants are covering 48.9% of the time, going 65-68-0 straight up.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The Padres have been a less than ideal Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 61-61-11.
San Diego covers 47.7% of the time on the road, having gone 31-34-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants are covering 44.6% of the time at Oracle Park, going 29-36-0 SU.
The Giants have been a less than ideal Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 64-62-7.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/28/2019 Jacob Nix SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/23/2019 Carl Edwards RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/23/2019 Ian Kinsler 2B Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/20/2019 Garrett Richards SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/20/2019 Aaron Loup RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Miguel Diaz RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/16/2019 Fernando Tatis SS Back Out for the season
8/16/2019 Brett Kennedy SP Lat Out for the season
8/10/2019 Franchy Cordero CF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/10/2019 Jose Castillo RP Finger Out for the season
8/7/2019 Adam Warren RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/29/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/27/2019 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/26/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 62-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 132 strikeouts over his 138 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 500 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 553 hitters and walked 170 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 1,159 base hits and 595 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 1,183. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team San Diego is hitting .242, good for 25th in the league. The Padres hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 130 hits this season in 496 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 108. Eric Hosmer is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 517 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .453. The Padres have 1,075 hits, including 189 doubles and 193 home runs. San Diego has walked 397 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,284 times as a unit. They have left 806 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 584 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 65-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.66, Logan Webb has a 1-0 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 9.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 491 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,161 base knocks and 594 earned runs this season. They have given up 192 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 419 hitters and struck out 1,121 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 26th in the league. The Giants hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .341. He has 100 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 436 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .392 with an OPS+ of 95. Kevin Pillar is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has collected 130 hits in 501 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Giants as a unit have 1,104 base hits, including 261 doubles and 145 homers. San Francisco has walked 396 times this year and they have struck out on 1,150 occasions. They have had 856 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 586 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres (-115)
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