Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/14/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-130) Padres (+110)
Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres (29-17, 2nd in NL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (32-14, 1st in NL West) at Petco Park on Monday. The Padres open this contest at +110 while the Dodgers are coming in at -130. The O/U is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Clayton Kershaw and Dinelson Lamet.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/11/2020 Dustin May SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/10/2020 Walker Buehler SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/10/2020 Joe Kelly RP Suspension Suspended until Sep 16
9/10/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/9/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/22/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until Sep 17
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
9/13/2020 Javy Guerra RP Personal Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/13/2020 Chris Paddack SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/13/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/11/2020 Matt Strahm RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/9/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/9/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/8/2020 Eric Hosmer 1B Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/7/2020 Luis Campusano DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/4/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/30/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Out for the season
8/28/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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 Dodgers have a 32-14 overall record this season. Kershaw has pitched in 2,315 innings and has accounted for 2,508 punchouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.43 (626 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.004. He has conceded 1,739 base hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) with 585 free passes. Kershaw (174-75 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 2.84 while he has faced 9,114 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.77 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 189 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.02. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 326 base hits and 139 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 124 batters and struck out 391. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .253, good for 12th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .194 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 31 hits this season in 160 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 99. Corey Seager is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 160 at bats. His OPS+ is 161 while his slugging percentage is at .619. The Dodgers have 397 hits, including 73 doubles and 87 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 181 times so far this season and they have struck out 369 times as a unit. They have left 311 men on base and have a team OPS of .809. They score 5.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 259 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 29-17 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Lamet has allowed 183 base hits while he has tallied 312 K's in 239 frames. He has allowed 104 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.179 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.15 and he has gone up against 1,005 opposing batters thus far in his career. Lamet (12-14 career mark) has a 3.91 ERA and has given up 6.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 369 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 422 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Padres hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .361. He has 45 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 153 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .608 with an OPS+ of 160. Manny Machado is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 54 hits in 176 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 162 and a slugging percentage of .597. The Padres as a unit have 407 base hits, including 80 doubles and 80 homers. San Diego has walked 158 times this year and they have struck out on 370 occasions. They have had 285 men left on base and have an OPS of .827. They have scored 5.74 runs per game and totaled 264 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres (+110)
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