Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/16/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-130) Padres (+110)
Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-15, 1st in NL West) head to Petco Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (32-17, 2nd in NL West). The Dodgers open this contest at -130 while the Padres are coming in at +110. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Dustin May and Chris Paddack.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/10/2020 Joe Kelly RP Suspension Suspended until Sep 16
9/10/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Probable for Sep 15
9/10/2020 Walker Buehler SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
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
9/14/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/14/2020 Chris Paddack SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/14/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/13/2020 Javy Guerra RP Personal Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/13/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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
9/8/2020 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
8/30/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Out for the season
8/28/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Probable for 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 33-15 overall record this season. May has taken the hill for 75 innings and has earned 60 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.22 (27 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.127. He has allowed 70 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 15 walks. May (3-4 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.78 while going up against 310 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.77 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 197 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 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 340 base hits and 145 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 411. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 53 hits this season in 177 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .605 and an OPS+ of 162. Cody Bellinger is hitting .215 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .294. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 177 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Dodgers have 413 hits, including 78 doubles and 90 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 185 times so far this season and they have struck out 391 times as a unit. They have left 319 men on base and have a team OPS of .807. They score 5.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 269 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his career, Paddack has surrendered 158 hits while he has accumulated 205 K's in 190 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 78 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.042 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.13 and he has gone up against 773 hitters during his pro baseball career. Paddack (12-11 career record) has earned a 3.69 earned run average and has given up 7.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 190 batters and walked 70 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 378 base knocks and 183 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 449 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Padres hold a .486 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Fernando Tatis Jr comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .382. He has 55 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 188 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .606 with an OPS+ of 167. Austin Nola is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 39 hits in 136 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Padres as a unit have 431 base hits, including 85 doubles and 83 homers. San Diego has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out on 389 occasions. They have had 296 men left on base and have an OPS of .827. They have scored 5.71 runs per game and totaled 280 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-130)
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