Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-135) Padres (+125)
Trent Grisham and the San Diego Padres (7-4, 3rd in NL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (7-4, 2nd in NL West) at Petco Park on Wednesday. The Dodgers open this contest at -135 while the Padres are priced at +125. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Ross Stripling and Garrett Richards.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/3/2020 Mookie Betts RF Finger Probable for Aug 4
8/3/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/2/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
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 7-4 overall record this season. Stripling has taken the mound for 399 frames and has totaled 386 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.50 (155 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.185. He has surrendered 380 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 93 walks. Stripling (22-24 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.66 and he has gone up against 1,644 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.29 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .160 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.14. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 71 base hits and 24 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 34 batters and struck out 89. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.04 and their FIP as a unit is 3.31.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .247, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .159 with an on-base percentage of .213. He has 7 hits this season in 44 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .318 and an OPS+ of 46. Justin Turner is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 43 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .395. The Dodgers have 98 hits, including 21 doubles and 19 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 43 times so far this season and they have struck out 91 times as a unit. They have left 88 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 5.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 58 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 7-4 overall mark this year. During his career, Richards has allowed 681 hits while he has tallied 668 K's in 763 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 305 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.256 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.40 and he has faced 3,207 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Richards (45-39 career record) is the owner of a 3.60 earned run average and has allowed 8.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.93 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 40 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 98 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 31 hitters and struck out 94 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 12th in the league. The Padres hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Trent Grisham comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .396. He has 12 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 41 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .683 with an OPS+ of 202. Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 12 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 180 and a slugging percentage of .605. The Padres as a unit have 88 base hits, including 17 doubles and 15 homers. San Diego has walked 49 times this year and they have struck out on 98 occasions. They have had 66 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They have scored 5.82 runs per game and totaled 64 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres (+125)
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