San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/29/2020
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-165) Giants (+144)
The San Diego Padres head to Oracle Park on Wednesday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Paddack for the Padres and Johnny Cueto for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have San Diego at -165 and San Francisco at +144.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
7/27/2020 Eric Hosmer 1B Illness Probable for Jul 28
7/27/2020 Anderson Espinoza SP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/23/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Jorge Mateo SS Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/21/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
7/27/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/27/2020 Jarlin Garcia SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/27/2020 Austin Slater RF Hip Probable for Jul 28
7/23/2020 Brandon Belt 1B Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/20/2020 Evan Longoria 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
3/10/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
Starting pitcher Chris Paddack had a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 3.33 and a WHIP of 0.98. He had 153 strikeouts over his 140.2 innings pitched and he gave up 107 hits. He allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.95. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.59 and they gave up 605 base hits on the year. Teams hit .248 against the bullpen and they struck out 672 hitters while walking 202 batters. As a team, San Diego allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They were 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Padres pitchers collectively gave up 1,394 base hits and 732 earned runs last year. They allowed 215 home runs last season, ranking them 19th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff walked 463 batters and struck out 1,475. They walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit was 4.22.
As a team San Diego hit .238, good for 28th in the league. The Padres held a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which was good for 26th in baseball. They ranked 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Fernando Tatis Jr hit .317 with an on-base percentage of .379 last year. He had 106 hits last season in 334 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .590 and an OPS+ of 153. Eric Hosmer hit .265 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .310. He totaled 164 hits and he drove in 99 men in 619 at bats. His OPS+ was 93 while his slugging percentage was at .425. The Padres had 1,281 hits last season, including 224 doubles and 219 home runs. San Diego walked 504 times last year and they struck out 1,581 times as a unit. They left 1,008 men on base and had a team OPS of .718. They scored 4.21 runs per contest and scored a total of 682 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Johnny Cueto is expected to get the start for the Giants. He hasn't pitched much in the past few years, so look for the bullpen to get a lot of work. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.85 and they gave up 546 base hits on the year. Teams hit .233 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers struck out 611 batters and walked 234 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Giants pitchers as a team surrendered 1,395 base knocks and 715 earned runs last season. They gave up 227 home runs last year, which ranked 14th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff walked 519 hitters and struck out 1,368 batters. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.30 while their FIP as a staff was 4.55.
As a team, they batted .239, good for 27th in the league. The Giants held a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which was good for 28th in baseball. They ranked 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Wilmer Flores comes into this matchup after batting .317 with an OBP of .361 last season. He had 84 hits last year along with 37 RBI in 265 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 118. Mike Yastrzemski hit .272 last season and he had an OBP of .334. He collected 101 hits in 371 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He had an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Giants as a unit had 1,332 base hits last season, including 300 doubles and 167 homers. San Francisco walked 475 times last year and they struck out on 1,435 occasions. They left 1,069 men on base and had an OPS of .694. They scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 678 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants (+144)
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