Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+120) Padres (-130)
Petco Park is the site where Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres (7-6, 3rd in NL West) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-8, 5th in NL West) on Friday. The Diamondbacks open this contest at +120 while the Padres are coming in at -130. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Luke Weaver and Joey Lucchesi.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
7/23/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/6/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Probable for Aug 6
8/5/2020 Jorge Mateo SS Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
8/1/2020 Eric Hosmer 1B Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/27/2020 Anderson Espinoza SP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 4-8 overall record this season. Weaver has thrown 304 innings and has earned 318 punchouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.64 (157 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.400. He has allowed 324 base knocks (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 102 free passes. Weaver (19-22 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.01 while facing 1,330 opposing batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the bullpen and they've struck out 52 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.71. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 94 base hits and 66 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 117. They have walked 4.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.55.
As a team Arizona is hitting .216, good for 22nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .329 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 15 hits this season in 47 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .468 and an OPS+ of 125. Christian Walker is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 41 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Diamondbacks have 84 hits, including 22 doubles and 6 home runs. Arizona has walked 37 times so far this season and they have struck out 87 times as a unit. They have left 75 men on base and have a team OPS of .623. They score 3.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 43 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 7-6 overall mark this year. Lucchesi (18-20 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.21 ERA and has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.05 and he has gone up against 1,263 batters so far in his MLB career. During his MLB career, Lucchesi has given up 280 hits and he has 308 punchouts in 299 frames. He has allowed 140 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.274 and having a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.96 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 46 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 112 base knocks and 60 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 37 hitters and struck out 106 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 14th in the league. The Padres hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .388. He has 13 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 43 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .721 with an OPS+ of 213. Manny Machado is hitting .200 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 10 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .340. The Padres as a unit have 101 base hits, including 20 doubles and 18 homers. San Diego has walked 55 times this year and they have struck out on 122 occasions. They have had 77 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 5.54 runs per game and totaled 72 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres (-130)
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