Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+124) Padres (-134)
Petco Park is the site where Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres (8-6, 3rd in NL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (5-9, 5th in NL West) on Sunday. The Padres open this contest at -134 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +124. The over/under opens at 8. The men taking the mound are Madison Bumgarner and Dinelson Lamet.
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
8/8/2020 Jorge Mateo SS Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
8/8/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Probable for Aug 8
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 5-9 overall record this season. Bumgarner (119-94 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.43 and he has faced 7,578 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.16 (654 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.113. He has conceded 1,637 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) with 434 walks. Bumgarner has thrown 1,861 innings and has tallied 1,805 K's in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the bullpen and they've struck out 59 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.43. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 107 base hits and 73 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 133. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 5.53.
As a team Arizona is hitting .219, good for 20th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .325 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .321 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 18 hits this season in 56 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 117. Christian Walker is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 49 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Diamondbacks have 99 hits, including 26 doubles and 6 home runs. Arizona has walked 43 times so far this season and they have struck out 101 times as a unit. They have left 89 men on base and have a team OPS of .619. They score 3.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 48 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 8-6 overall mark this year. Lamet (11-13 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.18 earned run average and has given up 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.87 and he has gone up against 866 batters so far in his MLB career. During his pro baseball career, Lamet has surrendered 161 base hits while totaling 261 punchouts in 202 frames. He has surrendered a total of 94 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.246 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.60 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 51 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 116 base knocks and 60 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 117 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 16th in the league. The Padres hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .365. He has 13 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 46 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .674 with an OPS+ of 191. Manny Machado is hitting .189 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 10 hits in 53 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .321. The Padres as a unit have 106 base hits, including 20 doubles and 21 homers. San Diego has walked 56 times this year and they have struck out on 129 occasions. They have had 79 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 5.36 runs per game and totaled 75 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+124)
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