San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/4/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (+115) Athletics (-125)
Oakland Coliseum is the venue where Mark Canha and the Oakland Athletics (22-12, 1st in AL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (23-15, 2nd in NL West) on Friday. The Padres open this contest at +115 while the Athletics are priced at -125. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Zach Davies and Jesus Luzardo.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
9/2/2020 Wil Myers RF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/2/2020 Emilio Pagan RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/2/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
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 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/28/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
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 Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/3/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/3/2020 Daniel Mengden RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/3/2020 Marcus Semien SS Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/21/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 23-15 overall record this season. Davies has taken the ball for 656 frames and has racked up 471 punchouts during his career. His ERA is 3.83 (279 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.273. He has surrendered 646 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 189 free passes. Davies (48-34 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.19 while he has faced 2,749 opposing batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 154 hitters and walked 62 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 305 base hits and 159 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 114 batters and struck out 339. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team San Diego is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Padres hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Trent Grisham is hitting .236 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 35 hits this season in 148 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 117. Manny Machado is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 147 at bats. His OPS+ is 163 while his slugging percentage is at .599. The Padres have 338 hits, including 62 doubles and 69 home runs. San Diego has walked 138 times so far this season and they have struck out 307 times as a unit. They have left 235 men on base and have a team OPS of .837. They score 5.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 222 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Luzardo (2-1 career mark) has a 3.19 ERA and has surrendered 7.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.13 and he has gone up against 187 opposing hitters during his career. In his MLB career, Luzardo has given up 38 hits while he has accumulated 50 K's in 45 frames. He has given up a total of 16 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.195 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.87 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 142 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 277 base knocks and 118 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 102 hitters and struck out 282 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 26th in the league. The Athletics hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Mark Canha comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .401. He has 30 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 112 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 134. Stephen Piscotty is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .304. He has collected 28 hits in 107 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Athletics as a unit have 248 base hits, including 50 doubles and 47 homers. Oakland has walked 140 times this year and they have struck out on 340 occasions. They have had 222 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 164 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics (-125)
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