San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-143) Diamondbacks (+132)
Kole Calhoun and the Arizona Diamondbacks (9-11, 4th in NL West) host the San Diego Padres (11-10, 3rd in NL West) at Chase Field on Sunday. The Diamondbacks open this game at +132 while the Padres are coming in at -143. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Garrett Richards and Robbie Ray.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/15/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
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
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
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 11-10 overall record this season. Richards has taken the ball for 774 frames and has 675 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.60 (310 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.257. He has surrendered 692 base hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has 281 free passes. Richards (46-40 career record) holds a FIP of 3.72 and he has gone up against 3,251 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.67 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 77 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.2 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 4.55. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 168 base hits and 93 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 177. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team San Diego is hitting .231, good for 21st in the league. The Padres hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .215 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 17 hits this season in 79 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 107. Eric Hosmer is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 30 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Padres have 158 hits, including 29 doubles and 34 home runs. San Diego has walked 74 times so far this season and they have struck out 183 times as a unit. They have left 122 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 97 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 9-11 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Ray has allowed 734 hits while he has accumulated 997 strikeouts in 808 innings. He has allowed 381 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.367 and a FIP of 4.1. His SO/W ratio is 2.69 and he has faced 3,482 batters so far in his MLB career. Ray (48-48 career mark) has a 4.24 earned run average while conceding 8.2 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 83 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.62. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 175 base knocks and 108 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 73 hitters and struck out 186 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.63.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Kole Calhoun comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .351. He has 17 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 67 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 139. Ketel Marte is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 26 hits in 80 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 166 base hits, including 40 doubles and 16 homers. Arizona has walked 58 times this year and they have struck out on 154 occasions. They have had 129 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 93 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+132)
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