San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+204) Angels (-225)
Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels (7-15, 4th in AL West) play the San Francisco Giants (8-15, 5th in NL West) at Angel Stadium on Tuesday. The Giants open this contest at +204 while the Angels are coming in at -225. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Cahill and Dylan Bundy.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/16/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/14/2020 Sam Coonrod RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/16/2020 Jason Castro C Neck Probable for Aug 17
8/14/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/14/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/14/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/8/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 8-15 overall record this season. Cahill (84-92 career record) has a FIP of 4.51 while going up against 6,197 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.21 (677 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.368. He has given up 1,389 base knocks (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 591 free passes. Cahill has pitched in 1,447 frames and has accounted for 1,090 strikeouts during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.52 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.69. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 201 base hits and 127 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 94 batters and struck out 171. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.55.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .246, good for 12th in the league. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .186 with an on-base percentage of .271. He has 8 hits this season in 43 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .349 and an OPS+ of 72. Evan Longoria is hitting .228 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .270. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 57 at bats. His OPS+ is 81 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Giants have 192 hits, including 28 doubles and 27 home runs. San Francisco has walked 68 times so far this season and they have struck out 191 times as a unit. They have left 145 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 101 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 7-15 overall mark this year. Bundy (41-46 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.53 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.05 and he has gone up against 2,734 opposing hitters in his MLB career. In his MLB career, Bundy has allowed 626 base knocks and he has 637 strikeouts in 643 innings pitched. He has given up 324 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.299 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 93 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 183 base knocks and 104 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 86 hitters and struck out 194 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .203 with an OBP of .420. He has 12 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 59 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 162. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .203 this season and he has an OBP of .271. He has collected 13 hits in 64 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Angels as a unit have 168 base hits, including 30 doubles and 38 homers. Los Angeles has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 183 occasions. They have had 146 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+204)
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