Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/15/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-125) Padres (+105)
Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-14, 1st in NL West) head to Petco Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (31-17, 2nd in NL West). The Padres open this game at +105 while the Dodgers are coming in at -125. The over/under is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Tony Gonsolin and Zach Davies.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/11/2020 Dustin May SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/10/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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
9/9/2020 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 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/13/2020 Chris Paddack SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
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
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 33-14 overall record this season. Gonsolin has taken the hill for 68 innings and has accumulated 65 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.38 (18 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 0.953. He has surrendered 44 hits (5.8 hits per 9 innings) with 21 free passes. Gonsolin (4-3 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.45 and he has faced 271 opposing hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.71 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the bullpen and they've struck out 196 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7 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 2.97. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 330 base hits and 140 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 401. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .218 with an on-base percentage of .295. He has 38 hits this season in 174 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 92. Mookie Betts is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 163 while his slugging percentage is at .607. The Dodgers have 409 hits, including 76 doubles and 90 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 181 times so far this season and they have struck out 377 times as a unit. They have left 314 men on base and have a team OPS of .814. They score 5.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 267 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Davies (50-34 record in his career) has a 3.79 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.48 and he has faced 2,801 opposing batters so far in his career. So far in his pro baseball career, Davies has allowed 655 base hits while he has accumulated 484 strikeouts in 669 innings. He has surrendered a total of 282 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.271 and a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 187 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.1 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 3.93. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 374 base knocks and 182 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 435 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Padres hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Austin Nola comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .369. He has 39 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 148. Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 54 hits in 184 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .614. The Padres as a unit have 421 base hits, including 82 doubles and 81 homers. San Diego has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out on 379 occasions. They have had 292 men left on base and have an OPS of .827. They have scored 5.69 runs per game and totaled 273 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-125)
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