Los Angeles Angels vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (-135) Giants (+125)
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (8-16, 4th in AL West) head to Oracle Park on Thursday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (9-16, 5th in NL West). The Angels open this matchup at -135 while the Giants are priced at +125. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Andrew Heaney and Kevin Gausman.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/18/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/18/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/18/2020 Jason Castro C Neck Probable for Aug 19
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
8/18/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 8-16 overall record this season. Heaney has taken the ball for 462 frames and has earned 455 punchouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.46 (229 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.255. He has given up 452 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 128 walks. Heaney (21-27 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.38 while he has faced 1,950 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 102 hitters and walked 46 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 4.95. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 203 base hits and 118 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 208. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .228, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 23 hits this season in 79 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .684 and an OPS+ of 177. Tommy La Stella is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 73 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Angels have 185 hits, including 34 doubles and 41 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 198 times as a unit. They have left 157 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 113 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 9-16 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Gausman has surrendered 989 hits while he has totaled 889 punchouts in 951 innings pitched. He has given up 454 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.340 and having a FIP of 4.1. His SO/W ratio is 3.12 and he has faced 4,054 batters in his MLB career. Gausman (47-64 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.30 earned run average while giving up 9.4 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.27 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 84 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.61. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 218 base knocks and 136 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 99 hitters and struck out 186 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.49.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 14th in the league. The Giants hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Donovan Solano comes into this matchup batting .392 with an OBP of .430. He has 31 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .544 with an OPS+ of 168. Brandon Crawford is hitting .242 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 16 hits in 66 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .333. The Giants as a unit have 212 base hits, including 34 doubles and 30 homers. San Francisco has walked 74 times this year and they have struck out on 205 occasions. They have had 158 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 115 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels (-135)
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