San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/5/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (+102) Athletics (-112)
Oakland Coliseum is the venue where Stephen Piscotty and the Oakland Athletics (22-12, 1st in AL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (23-16, 2nd in NL West) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Padres coming in at +102 and the Athletics are at -112. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Paddack and Sean Manaea.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
9/4/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
9/4/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/2/2020 Emilio Pagan RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
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
8/17/2020 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 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
9/3/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/21/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 23-16 overall record this season. Paddack has taken the hill for 183 innings and is sitting with 195 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 3.59 (73 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.032. He has allowed 150 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) with 39 walks. Paddack (12-10 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.17 while he has gone up against 744 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 157 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 314 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 116 batters and struck out 344. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team San Diego is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Padres hold a .484 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 45 hits this season in 151 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 157. Trent Grisham is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 149 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Padres have 341 hits, including 62 doubles and 69 home runs. San Diego has walked 140 times so far this season and they have struck out 316 times as a unit. They have left 239 men on base and have a team OPS of .825. They score 5.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 222 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his pro baseball career, Manaea has surrendered 497 hits while he has accumulated 427 K's in 523 frames. He has surrendered 226 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.210 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.14 and he has gone up against 2,179 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Manaea (37-30 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.89 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per nine innings. 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 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Stephen Piscotty comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .304. He has 28 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 107 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 110. Mark Canha is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 30 hits in 112 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .429. 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 (-112)
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