San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/13/2020
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (+125) Dodgers (-135)
Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres (11-7, 3rd in NL West) travel to Dodger Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (11-7, 2nd in NL West). The line on this game has the Padres coming in at +125 and the Dodgers are at -135. The total has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Chris Paddack and Julio Urias.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/12/2020 Kirby Yates RP Undisclosed Probable for Aug 12
8/11/2020 Jorge Mateo SS Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/8/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/11/2020 Corey Seager SS Back Probable for Aug 12
8/10/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
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 11-7 overall record this season. Paddack (11-8 career record) holds a FIP of 3.96 and he has faced 656 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.33 (60 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.991. He has conceded 127 base hits (7.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 34 free passes. Paddack has taken the ball for 162 innings and has 174 punchouts in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 68 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 139 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 49 batters and struck out 154. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team San Diego is hitting .239, good for 13th in the league. The Padres hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Wil Myers is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 16 hits this season in 62 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .597 and an OPS+ of 153. Manny Machado is hitting .232 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Padres have 140 hits, including 25 doubles and 32 home runs. San Diego has walked 67 times so far this season and they have struck out 154 times as a unit. They have left 100 men on base and have a team OPS of .790. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 94 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 11-7 overall mark this year. Urias (10-7 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.12 ERA and has conceded 8.0 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.53 and he has faced 838 hitters during his career. During his pro baseball career, Urias has allowed 177 base hits while he has tallied 197 strikeouts in 199 innings pitched. He has allowed 69 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.281 and a FIP of 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.31 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .166 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 78 batters and walked 24 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.47. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 120 base knocks and 45 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 54 hitters and struck out 154 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.62.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 18th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .343. He has 18 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 64 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 150. Cody Bellinger is hitting .167 this season and he has an OBP of .221. He has collected 12 hits in 72 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 36 and a slugging percentage of .264. The Dodgers as a unit have 143 base hits, including 29 doubles and 29 homers. Los Angeles has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out on 135 occasions. They have had 124 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 90 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-135)
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