Los Angeles Dodgers vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 8/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-225) Mariners (+204)
T-Mobile Park is the site where Kyle Seager and the Seattle Mariners (7-18, 5th in AL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (18-7, 1st in NL West) on Thursday. The Mariners open this game at +204 while the Dodgers are coming in at -225. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Clayton Kershaw and Yusei Kikuchi.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/18/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/17/2020 Edwin Rios 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/15/2020 Will Smith C Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/18/2020 Justin Dunn SP Ribs Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/18/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/16/2020 Kendall Graveman SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/15/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/14/2020 Yoshihisa Hirano RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/10/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/7/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/1/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/23/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/28/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 18-7 overall record this season. Kershaw (171-75 record in his career) has a FIP of 2.84 while he has faced 9,022 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 2.44 (622 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.006. He has surrendered 1,726 base hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 580 walks. Kershaw has taken the hill for 2,291 innings and has earned 2,482 K's during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.57 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .170 against the bullpen and they've struck out 104 hitters and walked 36 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.64. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 172 base hits and 67 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 70 batters and struck out 209. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 26 hits this season in 90 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 125. Corey Seager is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 76 at bats. His OPS+ is 164 while his slugging percentage is at .618. The Dodgers have 213 hits, including 37 doubles and 46 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 194 times as a unit. They have left 159 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 141 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 7-18 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Kikuchi has surrendered 209 hits while earning 132 punchouts in 177 innings. He has conceded a total of 107 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.497 and a FIP of 5.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.36 and he has gone up against 783 batters so far in his MLB career. Kikuchi (6-12 mark in his career) has earned a 5.44 earned run average while allowing 10.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.38 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 100 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.73. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 198 base knocks and 137 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 103 hitters and struck out 203 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 5.07.
As a team, they are batting .218, good for 26th in the league. The Mariners hold a .356 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Kyle Seager comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .382. He has 27 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 88 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 157. Dylan Moore is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 20 hits in 69 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Mariners as a unit have 180 base hits, including 35 doubles and 24 homers. Seattle has walked 85 times this year and they have struck out on 219 occasions. They have had 161 men left on base and have an OPS of .655. They have scored 3.84 runs per game and totaled 96 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-225)
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