San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-120) Diamondbacks (+110)
Chase Field is the site where Christian Walker and the Arizona Diamondbacks (8-11, 4th in NL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (11-8, 3rd in NL West) on Friday. The odds on this game have the Padres priced at -120 and the Diamondbacks are at +110. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dinelson Lamet and Merrill Kelly.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/13/2020 Jorge Mateo SS Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/13/2020 Kirby Yates RP Undisclosed Probable for Aug 13
8/8/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/10/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/23/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 11-8 overall record this season. Lamet has taken the hill for 209 frames and has 272 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.09 (95 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.209. He has allowed 162 hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 91 walks. Lamet (12-13 career mark) has a FIP of 4.05 and he has gone up against 888 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 69 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 147 base hits and 77 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 160. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team San Diego is hitting .236, good for 16th in the league. The Padres hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 24 hits this season in 76 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .711 and an OPS+ of 200. Tommy Pham is hitting .217 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .275. The Padres have 146 hits, including 26 doubles and 32 home runs. San Diego has walked 71 times so far this season and they have struck out 168 times as a unit. They have left 109 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 94 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 8-11 overall mark this year. Kelly (15-15 career win-loss record) holds a 4.21 earned run average while conceding 9.0 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.98 and he has faced 853 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. In his MLB career, Kelly has conceded 202 hits and he has 173 strikeouts in 203 innings. He has conceded 95 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.281 and a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 81 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.87. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 169 base knocks and 107 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 71 hitters and struck out 177 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.78.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Christian Walker comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .361. He has 21 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 67 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 131. David Peralta is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 20 hits in 65 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 158 base hits, including 39 doubles and 15 homers. Arizona has walked 56 times this year and they have struck out on 143 occasions. They have had 123 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 88 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+110)
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