Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/8/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+196) Padres (-215)
Daniel Murphy and the Colorado Rockies (20-20, 3rd in NL West) head to Petco Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (25-17, 2nd in NL West). The moneyline on this contest has the Rockies coming in at +196 and the Padres are at -215. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Chi Chi Gonzalez and Mike Clevinger.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/6/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/5/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/5/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/1/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/1/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
8/2/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
9/6/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/6/2020 Luis Campusano DH Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/4/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/4/2020 Luis Perdomo RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/4/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/2/2020 Emilio Pagan RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/30/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Out for the season
8/28/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/17/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
7/27/2020 Anderson Espinoza SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 20-20 overall record this season. Gonzalez has pitched in 149 frames and has accumulated 92 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.89 (81 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.455. He has conceded 139 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 78 walks. Gonzalez (6-14 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 5.40 while he has faced 661 hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.78 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 126 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.56. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 395 base hits and 219 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 114 batters and struck out 279. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Colorado is hitting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 28 hits this season in 108 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .370 and an OPS+ of 66. Trevor Story is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 156 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Rockies have 359 hits, including 53 doubles and 50 home runs. Colorado has walked 129 times so far this season and they have struck out 350 times as a unit. They have left 273 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 200 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his pro baseball career, Clevinger has surrendered 429 hits while he has accumulated 586 strikeouts in 529 innings pitched. He has conceded 188 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.198 and a FIP of 3.6. His SO/W ratio is 2.86 and he has gone up against 2,159 batters during his MLB career. Clevinger (42-23 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.20 earned run average while conceding 7.3 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 164 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 337 base knocks and 172 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 125 hitters and struck out 371 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Padres hold a .484 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .353. He has 39 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 138 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 148. Manny Machado is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 49 hits in 163 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .583. The Padres as a unit have 372 base hits, including 70 doubles and 74 homers. San Diego has walked 144 times this year and they have struck out on 343 occasions. They have had 262 men left on base and have an OPS of .822. They have scored 5.67 runs per game and totaled 238 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (+196)
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