San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-158) Giants (+146)
Mitch Moreland and the San Diego Padres (34-22, 2nd in NL West) are headed to Oracle Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (28-28, 3rd in NL West). The Padres open this game at -158 while the Giants are priced at +146. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Luis Patino and Johnny Cueto.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
9/24/2020 Mike Clevinger SP Elbow Out for the season
9/23/2020 Luis Campusano DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/23/2020 Javy Guerra RP Personal Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/23/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Out for the season
9/23/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/22/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Out for the season
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
7/27/2020 Anderson Espinoza SP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/25/2020 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/23/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/23/2020 Luis Alexander Basabe RF Hamstring Out for the season
9/22/2020 Chadwick Tromp C Shoulder Out for the season
9/20/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/31/2020 Joey Rickard RF Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 34-22 overall record this season. Patino has pitched in 16 innings and has 19 strikeouts. His earned run average is 5.59 (10 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.925. He has conceded 18 hits (10.1 hits per nine innings) and has 13 walks. Patino (0-0 mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.87 while he has gone up against 81 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 235 hitters and walked 83 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 431 base hits and 208 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 525. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team San Diego is hitting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Padres hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 32 hits this season in 126 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 131. Manny Machado is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 214 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .603. The Padres have 476 hits, including 96 doubles and 89 home runs. San Diego has walked 193 times so far this season and they have struck out 447 times as a unit. They have left 341 men on base and have a team OPS of .801. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 304 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his MLB career, Cueto has surrendered 1,736 base hits while he has tallied 1,608 punchouts in 1,913 frames. He has given up a total of 725 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.198 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.90 and he has faced 7,939 opposing hitters during his career. Cueto (128-89 career mark) has earned a 3.41 earned run average while allowing 8.2 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 201 batters and walked 99 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 444 base knocks and 250 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 199 hitters and struck out 456 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 3rd in the league. The Giants hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .312 with an OBP of .428. He has 43 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 138 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .601 with an OPS+ of 182. Evan Longoria is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 47 hits in 180 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Giants as a unit have 507 base hits, including 103 doubles and 74 homers. San Francisco has walked 184 times this year and they have struck out on 459 occasions. They have had 384 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 283 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres (-158)
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