Tampa Bay Rays at San Diego Padres MLB Picks 8/12/2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brendan McKay vs. Joey Lucchesi
Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (68-50, 2nd in AL East) travel to Petco Park on Monday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (55-61, 4th in NL West).
The Rays have been terrible for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 68-50-0 SU. San Diego is covering 47.4% of the time, going 55-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a hot and cold Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 53-57-8.
Tampa Bay is covering 62.7% of the time on the road, having gone 37-22-0 straight up.
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego is covering 48.3% of the time at Petco Park, going 28-30-0 SU.
The Padres have been a hot and cold Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 53-54-9.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/10/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/10/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/10/2019 Tommy Pham LF Hand Probable for Aug 11
8/10/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/9/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
8/9/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/5/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/29/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/15/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/10/2019 Franchy Cordero CF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/10/2019 Adrian Morejon RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/10/2019 Jose Castillo RP Finger Out for the season
8/8/2019 Jacob Nix SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/7/2019 Adam Warren RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2019 Garrett Richards SP Elbow Out for the season
7/25/2019 Brett Kennedy SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/21/2019 Miguel Diaz RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
6/28/2019 Aaron Loup RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 68-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brendan McKay has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.55 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 33 strikeouts over his 29.2 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 479 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 560 hitters and walked 192 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 924 base hits and 422 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 331 batters and struck out 1,163. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Austin Meadows is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 105 hits this season in 367 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 133. Avisail Garcia is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 386 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .451. The Rays have 1,048 hits, including 214 doubles and 159 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 400 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,105 times as a unit. They have left 848 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 557 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 55-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, Joey Lucchesi has a 7-6 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 119 strikeouts over the 122.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 105 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 481 batters and walked 141 opposing hitters. 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 4.5. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,005 base knocks and 515 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 312 hitters and struck out 1,029 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Padres hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .336. He has 117 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 438 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 115. Eric Hosmer is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 126 hits in 451 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .441. The Padres as a unit have 960 base hits, including 165 doubles and 179 homers. San Diego has walked 346 times this year and they have struck out on 1,121 occasions. They have had 711 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 526 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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