Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Astros (+105) Padres (-115)
Petco Park is the site where Fernando Tatis Jr and the San Diego Padres (15-12, 2nd in NL West) will play the Houston Astros (15-10, 2nd in AL West) on Saturday. The Astros open this matchup at +105 while the Padres are coming in at -115. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Brandon Bielak and Zach Davies.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/21/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/20/2020 Josh James RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/20/2020 Alex Bregman 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Knee Out for the season
8/16/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/16/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/15/2020 Michael Brantley DH Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/15/2020 Aledmys Diaz DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/12/2020 Roberto Osuna RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/8/2020 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2020 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/26/2020 Justin Verlander SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/21/2020 Drew Pomeranz RP Shoulder Probable for Aug 21
8/17/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/17/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/17/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/8/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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 Astros have a 15-10 overall record this season. Bielak (3-0 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.57 and he has gone up against 84 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 1.71 (4 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.137. He has given up 13 hits (5.5 hits per 9 innings) with 11 walks. Bielak has pitched in 21 innings and is sitting with 15 K's in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 104 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 199 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 110 batters and struck out 223. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Houston is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Astros hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .190 with an on-base percentage of .248. He has 20 hits this season in 105 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .305 and an OPS+ of 48. George Springer is hitting .217 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Astros have 216 hits, including 47 doubles and 30 home runs. Houston has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 194 times as a unit. They have left 169 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 5.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 136 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 15-12 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Davies has given up 637 base hits while earning 458 K's in 642 innings. He has surrendered 277 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.280 and a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.48 and he has gone up against 2,695 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Davies (46-34 record in his career) has a 3.88 ERA and has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.08 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 102 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 213 base knocks and 120 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 83 hitters and struck out 233 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 18th in the league. The Padres hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Fernando Tatis Jr comes into this matchup batting .312 with an OBP of .385. He has 34 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 109 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .706 with an OPS+ of 195. Wil Myers is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 23 hits in 86 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .570. The Padres as a unit have 214 base hits, including 39 doubles and 48 homers. San Diego has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 233 occasions. They have had 164 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 141 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres (-115)
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