San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (+148) Dodgers (-170)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers (11-6, 2nd in NL West) will play the San Diego Padres (10-7, 3rd in NL West) on Wednesday. The Padres open this game at +148 while the Dodgers are priced at -170. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Zach Davies and Julio Urias.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/11/2020 Kirby Yates RP Undisclosed Probable for Aug 11
8/11/2020 Jorge Mateo SS Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/10/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/10/2020 Corey Seager SS Back Probable for Aug 11
8/10/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 10-7 overall record this season. Davies has thrown 629 innings and has tallied 447 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.89 (272 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.289. He has allowed 630 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 181 walks. Davies (45-33 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.23 while facing 2,649 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 64 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 130 base hits and 69 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 147. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team San Diego is hitting .236, good for 15th in the league. The Padres hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Wil Myers is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 15 hits this season in 58 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .621 and an OPS+ of 164. Manny Machado is hitting .215 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 65 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Padres have 130 hits, including 24 doubles and 30 home runs. San Diego has walked 65 times so far this season and they have struck out 150 times as a unit. They have left 95 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 88 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 11-6 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Urias has surrendered 177 base knocks while he has accumulated 197 strikeouts in 199 innings. He has given up a total of 69 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.281 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.53 and he has faced 838 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Urias (10-7 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.12 earned run average and has allowed 8.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.39 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .161 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 78 batters and walked 24 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.5. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 110 base knocks and 43 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 150 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.49.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 19th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .333. He has 17 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 61 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .574 with an OPS+ of 151. Cody Bellinger is hitting .176 this season and he has an OBP of .233. He has collected 12 hits in 68 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 45 and a slugging percentage of .279. The Dodgers as a unit have 134 base hits, including 26 doubles and 29 homers. Los Angeles has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 128 occasions. They have had 116 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 88 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-170)
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