Texas Rangers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+125) Padres (-135)
Petco Park is the site where Trent Grisham and the San Diego Padres (12-12, 4th in NL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (10-11, 3rd in AL West) on Wednesday. The Padres open this game at -135 while the Rangers are priced at +125. The total has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Lance Lynn and Chris Paddack.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/16/2020 Brett Martin RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/14/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Robinson Chirinos C Ankle 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
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
8/17/2020 Wil Myers RF Back Probable for Aug 18
8/17/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/17/2020 Tommy Pham LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/17/2020 Kirby Yates RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 10-11 overall record this season. Lynn has thrown 1,375 innings and has earned 1,362 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 3.53 (539 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.292. He has allowed 1,260 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 516 free passes. Lynn (101-68 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.63 and he has gone up against 5,825 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.63 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Texas allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 156 base hits and 98 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 91 batters and struck out 176. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Texas is hitting .219, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .353 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .226 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 14 hits this season in 62 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 98. Joey Gallo is hitting .212 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 66 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Rangers have 148 hits, including 34 doubles and 16 home runs. Texas has walked 71 times so far this season and they have struck out 169 times as a unit. They have left 134 men on base and have a team OPS of .654. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 81 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his MLB career, Paddack has conceded 133 base hits while accumulating 175 K's in 166 innings. He has given up 66 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.011 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a SO/W ratio of 5.00 and he has gone up against 672 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Paddack (11-9 career mark) holds a 3.58 earned run average and has allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.19 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 84 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 194 base knocks and 108 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 69 hitters and struck out 197 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 20th in the league. The Padres hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Trent Grisham comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .376. He has 20 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 83 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 132. Fernando Tatis Jr is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 29 hits in 95 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 200 and a slugging percentage of .726. The Padres as a unit have 183 base hits, including 34 doubles and 40 homers. San Diego has walked 94 times this year and they have struck out on 205 occasions. They have had 143 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 121 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres (-135)
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