Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Mariners (+196) Padres (-215)
Kyle Seager and the Seattle Mariners (11-19, 4th in AL West) travel to Petco Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (18-12, 2nd in NL West). The moneyline on this game has the Mariners priced at +196 and the Padres are at -215. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Taijuan Walker and Dinelson Lamet.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/25/2020 Nestor Cortes RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/24/2020 Carl Edwards RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/23/2020 Austin Adams RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/22/2020 Dylan Moore RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2020 Taylor Guilbeau RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/20/2020 Erik Swanson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/18/2020 Tom Murphy C Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/16/2020 Kendall Graveman SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/1/2020 Brandon Brennan RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/23/2020 Gerson Bautista RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/28/2020 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/21/2020 Drew Pomeranz RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/17/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/17/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/17/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 11-19 overall record this season. Walker has pitched in 555 innings and has totaled 503 punchouts during his career. His ERA is 3.96 (244 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.247. He has surrendered 519 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 173 free passes. Walker (33-33 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.30 while he has gone up against 2,355 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.72 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 115 hitters and walked 64 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 229 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 114 batters and struck out 249. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Seattle is hitting .224, good for 26th in the league. The Mariners hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Kyle Seager is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 30 hits this season in 103 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 149. Tim Lopes is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .281. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 84 at bats. His OPS+ is 76 while his slugging percentage is at .345. The Mariners have 221 hits, including 44 doubles and 32 home runs. Seattle has walked 99 times so far this season and they have struck out 267 times as a unit. They have left 191 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 124 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 18-12 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Lamet has surrendered 167 base hits and he has 289 K's in 220 innings pitched. He has surrendered 98 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.190 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.04 and he has faced 930 opposing batters during his MLB career. Lamet (12-14 career win-loss record) holds a 4.01 earned run average and has conceded 6.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.45 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 116 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 231 base knocks and 128 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 93 hitters and struck out 261 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 16th in the league. The Padres hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .359. He has 29 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 113 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 143. Eric Hosmer is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 17 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .537. The Padres as a unit have 243 base hits, including 44 doubles and 55 homers. San Diego has walked 115 times this year and they have struck out on 252 occasions. They have had 181 men left on base and have an OPS of .799. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 163 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners (+196)
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