San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (+107) Athletics (-117)
Oakland Coliseum is the site where Tommy La Stella and the Oakland Athletics (22-13, 1st in AL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (24-16, 2nd in NL West) on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Padres priced at +107 and the Athletics are at -117. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Garrett Richards and Mike Fiers.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
9/5/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/4/2020 Luis Perdomo RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/4/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
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
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
9/4/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/3/2020 Marcus Semien SS Side Probable for Sep 5
9/3/2020 Daniel Mengden RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/21/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 24-16 overall record this season. Richards has taken the ball for 789 innings and has totaled 685 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.64 (319 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.261. He has allowed 707 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 288 walks. Richards (46-41 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.76 and he has faced 3,312 batters 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 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 318 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 120 batters and struck out 349. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team San Diego is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Padres hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 49 hits this season in 159 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .654 and an OPS+ of 182. Mitch Moreland is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .407. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 78 at bats. His OPS+ is 183 while his slugging percentage is at .667. The Padres have 352 hits, including 65 doubles and 72 home runs. San Diego has walked 140 times so far this season and they have struck out 324 times as a unit. They have left 246 men on base and have a team OPS of .826. They score 5.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 229 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Fiers (73-60 career mark) holds a 4.04 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.94 and he has faced 4,712 hitters during his career. During his career, Fiers has surrendered 1,081 base hits while earning 974 strikeouts in 1,120 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 503 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.261 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. 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 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 288 base knocks and 125 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 102 hitters and struck out 290 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 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 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 26th in the league. The Athletics hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Tommy La Stella comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .350. He has 27 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 106 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 117. Matt Chapman is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .290. He has collected 33 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .563. The Athletics as a unit have 252 base hits, including 51 doubles and 47 homers. Oakland has walked 144 times this year and they have struck out on 345 occasions. They have had 228 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.69 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 (-117)
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