Los Angeles Angels vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (-135) Giants (+125)
Oracle Park is the venue where Evan Longoria and the San Francisco Giants (8-16, 5th in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (8-15, 4th in AL West) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Angels coming in at -135 and the Giants are at +125. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Patrick Sandoval and Johnny Cueto.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/18/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/17/2020 Jason Castro C Neck Probable for Aug 18
8/14/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/8/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/17/2020 Austin Slater RF Elbow Probable for Aug 18
8/16/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/14/2020 Sam Coonrod RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
3/10/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 8-15 overall record this season. Sandoval (0-6 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.63 and he has gone up against 235 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.74 (29 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.307. He has allowed 49 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 23 walks. Sandoval has pitched in 55 frames and has earned 55 strikeouts in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 96 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 193 base hits and 110 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 87 batters and struck out 199. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .230, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .203 with an on-base percentage of .271. He has 13 hits this season in 64 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 95. Anthony Rendon is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .435. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 175 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Angels have 180 hits, including 33 doubles and 40 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 92 times so far this season and they have struck out 193 times as a unit. They have left 152 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 111 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 8-16 overall mark this year. Cueto (127-87 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.36 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.91 and he has gone up against 7,793 opposing batters so far in his career. In his career, Cueto has given up 1,699 hits while he has totaled 1,575 K's in 1,881 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 703 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.191 and a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.49 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 83 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.76. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 213 base knocks and 134 earned runs this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 181 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 5.50.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Giants hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .269. He has 14 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 61 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 85. Brandon Belt is hitting .191 this season and he has an OBP of .269. He has collected 9 hits in 47 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Giants as a unit have 202 base hits, including 29 doubles and 28 homers. San Francisco has walked 69 times this year and they have struck out on 196 occasions. They have had 150 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 107 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels (-135)
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