San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-120) Rockies (+105)
Coors Field is the site where Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies (4-1, 1st in NL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (5-2, 3rd in NL West) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Padres coming in at -120 and the Rockies are at +105. The over/under has been set at 12. The expected starting pitchers are Joey Lucchesi and Kyle Freeland.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
7/31/2020 Jorge Mateo SS Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/30/2020 Eric Hosmer 1B Illness Probable for Jul 31
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
7/23/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
7/21/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Probable for Jul 31
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
7/22/2020 Scott Oberg RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 5-2 overall record this season. Lucchesi has taken the hill for 297 innings and has accounted for 305 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.15 (137 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.259. He has given up 274 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 100 free passes. Lucchesi (18-19 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.24 while he has faced 1,251 hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 27 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 55 base hits and 24 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 21 batters and struck out 65. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.19.
As a team San Diego is hitting .245, good for 8th in the league. The Padres hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .359, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 6 hits this season in 27 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 123. Wil Myers is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 23 at bats. His OPS+ is 188 while his slugging percentage is at .609. The Padres have 56 hits, including 11 doubles and 9 home runs. San Diego has walked 37 times so far this season and they have struck out 68 times as a unit. They have left 45 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 6.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 44 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 4-1 overall mark this year. Freeland (32-29 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.13 earned run average and has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.08 and he has faced 2,028 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. During his pro baseball career, Freeland has surrendered 481 base knocks and he has 364 strikeouts in 468 frames. He has surrendered a total of 215 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.401 and having a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.08 and they have given up 10 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .149 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 16 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 5.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 1.84. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 29 base knocks and 9 earned runs this season. They have given up 2 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 17 hitters and struck out 41 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.17.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 17th in the league. The Rockies hold a .327 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Trevor Story comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .435. He has 5 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 18 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .611 with an OPS+ of 196. David Dahl is hitting .227 this season and he has an OBP of .292. He has collected 5 hits in 22 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 75 and a slugging percentage of .318. The Rockies as a unit have 38 base hits, including 8 doubles and 3 homers. Colorado has walked 21 times this year and they have struck out on 50 occasions. They have had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .633. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 21 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres (-120)
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