San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-132) Rangers (+122)
Globe Life Park is the site where Joey Gallo and the Texas Rangers (10-10, 3rd in AL West) will play the San Diego Padres (11-12, 4th in NL West) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Padres coming in at -132 and the Rangers are at +122. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Chris Paddack and Mike Minor.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/17/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/17/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/17/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/16/2020 Wil Myers RF Back Probable for Aug 17
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/16/2020 Brett Martin RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/14/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Robinson Chirinos C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 11-12 overall record this season. Paddack has taken the hill for 166 innings and has totaled 175 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.58 (66 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.011. He has conceded 133 base hits (7.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 35 free passes. Paddack (11-9 career record) has a FIP of 4.20 while he has gone up against 672 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.48 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 82 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 190 base hits and 105 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 189. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team San Diego is hitting .229, good for 23rd in the league. The Padres hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 27 hits this season in 90 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .678 and an OPS+ of 190. Trent Grisham is hitting .228 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Padres have 172 hits, including 32 doubles and 37 home runs. San Diego has walked 88 times so far this season and they have struck out 201 times as a unit. They have left 141 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 107 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minor (70-63 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.93 earned run average and has given up 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 and he has gone up against 4,626 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. In his pro baseball career, Minor has given up 1,041 hits while earning 1,005 strikeouts in 1,115 frames. He has allowed a total of 487 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.223 and having a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 64 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 76 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 145 base knocks and 85 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 85 hitters and struck out 172 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Joey Gallo comes into this matchup batting .203 with an OBP of .346. He has 13 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 64 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .484 with an OPS+ of 126. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 14 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Rangers as a unit have 144 base hits, including 32 doubles and 16 homers. Texas has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out on 161 occasions. They have had 128 men left on base and have an OPS of .663. They have scored 3.85 runs per game and totaled 77 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers (+122)
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