Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-135) Padres (+115)
Petco Park is the venue where Fernando Tatis Jr and the San Diego Padres (6-4, 3rd in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (7-3, 2nd in NL West) on Tuesday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -135 while the Padres are coming in at +115. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Dustin May and Dinelson Lamet.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/3/2020 Mookie Betts RF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
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
8/3/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
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 7-3 overall record this season. May (2-3 career record) has a FIP of 2.75 while going up against 176 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.42 (16 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.188. He has allowed 43 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 7 free passes. May has taken the hill for 42 frames and has accounted for 39 K's during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 0.99 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .138 against the bullpen and they've struck out 46 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 1.84. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 62 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 84. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.99 and their FIP as a unit is 2.90.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .253, good for 7th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 11 hits this season in 39 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 124. Cody Bellinger is hitting .150 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .209. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 40 at bats. His OPS+ is 28 while his slugging percentage is at .250. The Dodgers have 92 hits, including 19 doubles and 17 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 81 times as a unit. They have left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 54 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 6-4 overall mark this year. Lamet (11-13 career mark) is the owner of a 4.25 earned run average while allowing 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.91 and he has faced 843 batters during his MLB career. Thus far in his career, Lamet has conceded 159 hits while he has accumulated 259 K's in 197 innings. He has conceded 93 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.258 and a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.15 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 35 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 92 base knocks and 46 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 29 hitters and struck out 84 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 17th in the league. The Padres hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Fernando Tatis Jr comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .383. He has 11 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 40 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .550 with an OPS+ of 160. Trent Grisham is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 10 hits in 38 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .605. The Padres as a unit have 79 base hits, including 16 doubles and 12 homers. San Diego has walked 45 times this year and they have struck out on 93 occasions. They have had 61 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 5.9 runs per game and totaled 59 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres (+115)
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