Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+161) Padres (-175)
Petco Park is the site where Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres (34-20, 2nd in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Angels (24-31, 4th in AL West) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Angels priced at +161 and the Padres are at -175. The total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jaime Barria and Mike Clevinger.
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
9/22/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Out for the season
9/21/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Probable for Sep 22
9/20/2020 Mike Clevinger SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/19/2020 Luis Campusano DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
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 24-31 overall record this season. Barria (15-19 career mark) sits with a FIP of 5.00 and he has faced 1,025 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.42 (119 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.305. He has given up 233 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 83 walks. Barria has taken the mound for 242 frames and is sitting with 200 punchouts thus far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 232 hitters and walked 85 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 455 base hits and 273 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 179 batters and struck out 474. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 35 hits this season in 118 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .356 and an OPS+ of 95. Mike Trout is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 189 at bats. His OPS+ is 171 while his slugging percentage is at .614. The Angels have 455 hits, including 90 doubles and 77 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 226 times so far this season and they have struck out 442 times as a unit. They have left 389 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 274 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his career, Clevinger has given up 436 hits while he has tallied 601 strikeouts in 541 frames. He has surrendered a total of 192 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.188 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.90 and he has faced 2,203 opposing hitters during his career. Clevinger (44-23 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.19 earned run average while surrendering 7.3 hits per 9 innings. 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 28th 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. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .336. He has 35 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 126 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 132. Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 58 hits in 209 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .565. 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 (-175)
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