Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-130) Padres (+110)
Petco Park is the site where Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres (6-3, 3rd in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (6-3, 2nd in NL West) on Monday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -130 while the Padres are priced at +110. The O/U opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Walker Buehler and Chris Paddack.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/2/2020 Corey Seager SS Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
8/2/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/28/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/2/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Probable for Aug 2
8/2/2020 Jorge Mateo SS Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
8/1/2020 Eric Hosmer 1B Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/27/2020 Anderson Espinoza SP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 6-3 overall record this season. Buehler has taken the ball for 332 innings and is sitting with 381 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.14 (116 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.039. He has given up 262 base knocks (7.1 hits per nine innings) and has 83 free passes. Buehler (23-9 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.14 while he has faced 1,337 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.06 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .142 against the bullpen and they've struck out 40 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.04. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 58 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 72. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.16.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .253, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 11 hits this season in 42 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 110. Max Muncy is hitting .216 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 37 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Dodgers have 83 hits, including 18 doubles and 15 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 72 times as a unit. They have left 79 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 51 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 6-3 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Paddack has surrendered 117 hits and he has 163 strikeouts in 151 innings pitched. He has given up 54 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.985 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a SO/W ratio of 5.09 and he has faced 610 opposing hitters in his career. Paddack (10-7 career record) has earned a 3.21 ERA and has surrendered 7.0 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 33 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 80 base knocks and 37 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 27 hitters and struck out 80 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 19th in the league. The Padres hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .206 with an OBP of .341. He has 7 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .382 with an OPS+ of 103. Wil Myers is hitting .226 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 7 hits in 31 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Padres as a unit have 69 base hits, including 13 doubles and 12 homers. San Diego has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out on 85 occasions. They have had 55 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 5.89 runs per game and totaled 53 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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