Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+145) Padres (-157)
Petco Park is the site where Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres (7-6, 3rd in NL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (5-8, 5th in NL West) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Diamondbacks coming in at +145 and the Padres are at -157. The O/U opens at 8. The men taking the mound will be Merrill Kelly and Chris Paddack.
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
8/7/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Probable for Aug 7
8/5/2020 Jorge Mateo SS Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/1/2020 Eric Hosmer 1B Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
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 5-8 overall record this season. Kelly has pitched in 197 frames and has earned 169 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.29 (94 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.289. He has surrendered 196 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 58 free passes. Kelly (14-15 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.51 while he has faced 831 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the bullpen and they've struck out 55 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.58. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 102 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 126. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.49.
As a team Arizona is hitting .225, good for 19th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .339 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Christian Walker is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 14 hits this season in 45 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 124. Ketel Marte is hitting .346 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .481. The Diamondbacks have 95 hits, including 26 doubles and 6 home runs. Arizona has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 90 times as a unit. They have left 84 men on base and have a team OPS of .643. They score 3.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 48 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 7-6 overall mark this year. Paddack (11-7 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.26 earned run average and has allowed 7.0 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 5.25 and he has gone up against 632 batters thus far in his career. So far in his pro baseball career, Paddack has surrendered 122 hits and he has 168 K's in 157 frames. He has surrendered 57 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.980 and a FIP of 3.9. 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 21st 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 8th 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 4.23.
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 11th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .200 with an OBP of .322. He has 10 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 50 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .340 with an OPS+ of 92. Wil Myers is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 13 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 211 and a slugging percentage of .721. 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 (-157)
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