Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Astros (-101) Padres (-109)
George Springer and the Houston Astros (15-11, 2nd in AL West) go to Petco Park on Sunday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (16-12, 2nd in NL West). The Padres open this matchup at -109 while the Astros are coming in at -101. The total opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Zack Greinke and Adrián Morejón.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/22/2020 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/22/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/21/2020 Michael Brantley DH Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/20/2020 Alex Bregman 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2020 Josh James RP Hip Probable for Aug 22
8/19/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Knee Out for the season
8/16/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/16/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/21/2020 Drew Pomeranz RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/17/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/17/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/17/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 15-11 overall record this season. Greinke has taken the ball for 2,901 frames and has earned 2,647 punchouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.34 (1,076 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.156. He has given up 2,683 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 671 walks. Greinke (206-123 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.45 while facing 11,841 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 107 hitters and walked 64 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 208 base hits and 98 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 228. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Houston is hitting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Astros hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .219 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 16 hits this season in 73 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .425 and an OPS+ of 111. Jose Altuve is hitting .202 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .263. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 109 at bats. His OPS+ is 55 while his slugging percentage is at .312. The Astros have 224 hits, including 50 doubles and 30 home runs. Houston has walked 102 times so far this season and they have struck out 207 times as a unit. They have left 180 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 5.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 16-12 overall mark this year. Morejon (0-0) has earned a 7.36 ERA and has surrendered 12.3 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.25 and he has faced 52 opposing hitters. Morejon has allowed 15 hits while accumulating 13 punchouts in 11 frames. He has conceded a total of 9 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.727 and a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.86 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 111 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 221 base knocks and 123 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 90 hitters and struck out 246 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 17th in the league. The Padres hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .350. He has 24 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 89 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .562 with an OPS+ of 149. Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 35 hits in 112 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 195 and a slugging percentage of .696. The Padres as a unit have 223 base hits, including 42 doubles and 48 homers. San Diego has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 238 occasions. They have had 173 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 145 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres (-109)
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