San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/11/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+135) Padres (-155)
Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants (23-21, 3rd in NL West) travel to Petco Park on Friday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (28-17, 2nd in NL West). The odds on this contest have the Giants priced at +135 and the Padres are at -155. The O/U is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Johnny Cueto and Garrett Richards.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/9/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/8/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/31/2020 Joey Rickard RF Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
9/10/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/9/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/9/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/8/2020 Eric Hosmer 1B Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/7/2020 Luis Campusano DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/4/2020 Jose Castillo RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/4/2020 Luis Perdomo RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/30/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Out for the season
8/28/2020 Breyvic Valera 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/1/2020 Trey Wingenter RP Elbow Out for the season
7/27/2020 Anderson Espinoza SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 23-21 overall record this season. Cueto has thrown 1,903 innings and has totaled 1,602 punchouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.38 (714 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.193. He has surrendered 1,721 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 549 walks. Cueto (128-87 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.92 while he has faced 7,888 hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 146 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 354 base hits and 204 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 351. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .271, good for 2nd in the league. The Giants hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .423. He has 34 hits this season in 105 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .629 and an OPS+ of 184. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 165 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .576. The Giants have 409 hits, including 81 doubles and 60 home runs. San Francisco has walked 136 times so far this season and they have struck out 363 times as a unit. They have left 295 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 234 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 28-17 overall mark this year. Richards (47-41 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.64 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 and he has gone up against 3,340 hitters in his career. During his career, Richards has given up 714 base hits while he has tallied 694 K's in 796 innings pitched. He has allowed 322 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.259 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 174 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 361 base knocks and 180 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 408 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 7th in the league. The Padres hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .374. He has 53 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 173 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .584 with an OPS+ of 157. Wil Myers is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 45 hits in 149 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .624. The Padres as a unit have 400 base hits, including 78 doubles and 78 homers. San Diego has walked 157 times this year and they have struck out on 359 occasions. They have had 282 men left on base and have an OPS of .829. They have scored 5.73 runs per game and totaled 258 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres (-155)
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