Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+152) Padres (-165)
Petco Park is the venue where Fernando Tatis Jr and the San Diego Padres (34-20, 2nd in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (23-31, 4th in AL West) on Tuesday. The Padres open this matchup at -165 while the Angels are priced at +152. The O/U has been set at 9. The men taking the mound are Griffin Canning and Zach Davies.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/20/2020 Franklin Barreto 2B Shoulder Out for the season
9/15/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Out for the season
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
9/20/2020 Mike Clevinger SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/20/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Out for the season
9/19/2020 Luis Campusano DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/16/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Probable for Sep 21
9/15/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/13/2020 Javy Guerra RP Personal Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/11/2020 Matt Strahm RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
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 Angels have a 23-31 overall record this season. Canning (6-9 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.43 while he has faced 599 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.49 (70 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.284. He has surrendered 132 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 48 walks. Canning has taken the hill for 140 innings and is sitting with 142 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 198 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 85 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 448 base hits and 268 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 177 batters and struck out 468. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 54 hits this season in 185 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .611 and an OPS+ of 171. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .360. The Angels have 447 hits, including 90 doubles and 76 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 221 times so far this season and they have struck out 433 times as a unit. They have left 384 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 266 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Davies (50-35 mark in his career) holds a 3.80 ERA and has given up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.49 and he has gone up against 2,826 opposing hitters during his MLB career. In his pro baseball career, Davies has allowed 663 base hits while he has totaled 489 punchouts in 675 innings. He has given up a total of 285 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.273 and a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 221 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 411 base knocks and 199 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 151 hitters and struck out 504 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Padres hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Fernando Tatis Jr comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .367. He has 58 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 209 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 153. Eric Hosmer is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 35 hits in 126 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Padres as a unit have 465 base hits, including 93 doubles and 88 homers. San Diego has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 425 occasions. They have had 328 men left on base and have an OPS of .810. They have scored 5.56 runs per game and totaled 300 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres (-165)
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