San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/17/2020
Game: San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Padres (-110) Rangers (+100)
Globe Life Park is the venue where Todd Frazier and the Texas Rangers (10-9, 2nd in AL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (11-11, 3rd in NL West) on Monday. The Rangers open this matchup at +100 while the Padres are priced at -110. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Zach Davies and Mike Minor.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/15/2020 Tommy Pham LF Calf Probable for Aug 16
8/15/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/15/2020 Wil Myers RF Back Probable for Aug 16
8/8/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
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
6/29/2020 Andres Munoz RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/16/2020 Danny Santana CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/14/2020 Robinson Chirinos C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
8/12/2020 Nick Goody RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
7/30/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
7/28/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 11-11 overall record this season. Davies (45-34 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.21 while he has gone up against 2,675 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.88 (274 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.284. He has surrendered 634 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 183 free passes. Davies has taken the hill for 636 innings and has accounted for 452 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.24 and they have given up 87 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 80 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 182 base hits and 100 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 60 batters and struck out 185. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team San Diego is hitting .233, good for 21st in the league. The Padres hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 10 hits this season in 35 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 152. Manny Machado is hitting .217 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 83 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Padres have 168 hits, including 32 doubles and 36 home runs. San Diego has walked 79 times so far this season and they have struck out 192 times as a unit. They have left 131 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 103 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 10-9 overall mark this year. Minor (70-63 career record) holds a 3.93 earned run average and has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.11 and he has gone up against 4,626 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. During his pro baseball career, Minor has conceded 1,041 base hits while he has accumulated 1,005 strikeouts in 1,114 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 487 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.224 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 73 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 131 base knocks and 75 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 82 hitters and struck out 165 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .355 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Todd Frazier comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .373. He has 18 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 60 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .483 with an OPS+ of 135. Elvis Andrus is hitting .181 this season and he has an OBP of .244. He has collected 13 hits in 72 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 34 and a slugging percentage of .236. The Rangers as a unit have 138 base hits, including 29 doubles and 14 homers. Texas has walked 59 times this year and they have struck out on 152 occasions. They have had 123 men left on base and have an OPS of .656. They have scored 3.74 runs per game and totaled 71 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres (-110)
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