San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/12/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+163) Padres (-177)
Wil Myers and the San Diego Padres (29-17, 2nd in NL West) host the San Francisco Giants (23-22, 3rd in NL West) at Petco Park on Saturday. The Giants open this contest at +163 while the Padres are priced at -177. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Kevin Gausman and Dinelson Lamet.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/11/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/9/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
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
9/10/2020 Chris Paddack SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/9/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/9/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
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 23-22 overall record this season. Gausman (50-65 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.14 while he has gone up against 4,141 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.29 (463 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.334. He has given up 1,005 base knocks (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 292 free passes. Gausman has thrown 972 frames and has accumulated 917 strikeouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 154 hitters and walked 81 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 361 base hits and 209 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 161 batters and struck out 362. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .270, good for 4th in the league. The Giants hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 49 hits this season in 169 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .562 and an OPS+ of 158. Brandon Belt is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 109 at bats. His OPS+ is 174 while his slugging percentage is at .606. The Giants have 417 hits, including 83 doubles and 61 home runs. San Francisco has walked 137 times so far this season and they have struck out 377 times as a unit. They have left 300 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Lamet (12-14 career mark) has a 3.91 ERA and has conceded 6.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.15 and he has gone up against 1,005 opposing hitters thus far in his career. So far in his pro baseball career, Lamet has conceded 183 base hits while tallying 312 punchouts in 239 frames. He has given up a total of 104 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.179 and a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 369 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 422 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 7th in the league. The Padres hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .361. He has 45 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 153 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .608 with an OPS+ of 159. Manny Machado is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 54 hits in 176 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .597. The Padres as a unit have 407 base hits, including 80 doubles and 80 homers. San Diego has walked 158 times this year and they have struck out on 370 occasions. They have had 285 men left on base and have an OPS of .827. They have scored 5.74 runs per game and totaled 264 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+163)
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