San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/3/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-205) Angels (+188)
Angel Stadium is the site where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (12-24, 5th in AL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (22-15, 2nd in NL West) on Thursday. The Angels open this contest at +188 while the Padres are priced at -205. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Mike Clevinger and Andrew Heaney.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
9/1/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/30/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Out for the season
8/28/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/28/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/28/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/17/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
7/27/2020 Anderson Espinoza SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/1/2020 Franklin Barreto 2B Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/31/2020 David Fletcher SS Ankle Probable for Sep 2
8/31/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/31/2020 Max Stassi C Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/29/2020 Hoby Milner RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 22-15 overall record this season. Clevinger has taken the hill for 523 frames and has 584 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 3.20 (186 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.197. He has allowed 422 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) with 204 walks. Clevinger (42-22 career record) holds a FIP of 3.61 and he has gone up against 2,137 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 153 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 297 base hits and 155 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 112 batters and struck out 332. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
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As a team San Diego is hitting .266, good for 3rd in the league. The Padres hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 46 hits this season in 147 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .660 and an OPS+ of 184. Mitch Moreland is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 71 at bats. His OPS+ is 191 while his slugging percentage is at .704. The Padres have 329 hits, including 61 doubles and 67 home runs. San Diego has walked 131 times so far this season and they have struck out 301 times as a unit. They have left 229 men on base and have a team OPS of .836. They score 5.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 211 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 12-24 overall mark this year. Heaney (22-28 career mark) is the owner of a 4.45 earned run average and has given up 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.57 and he has gone up against 2,002 batters during his MLB career. During his pro baseball career, Heaney has conceded 462 base hits while he has earned 471 K's in 475 innings. He has conceded a total of 235 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.251 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 147 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 301 base knocks and 175 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 134 hitters and struck out 298 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .359. He has 33 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 123 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .602 with an OPS+ of 157. Anthony Rendon is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .435. He has collected 32 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Angels as a unit have 282 base hits, including 53 doubles and 51 homers. Los Angeles has walked 154 times this year and they have struck out on 310 occasions. They have had 257 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 171 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Angels (+188) and over 9.5 runs
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