Texas Rangers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+157) Padres (-171)
Nick Solak and the Texas Rangers (10-12, 3rd in AL West) travel to Petco Park on Thursday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (13-12, 4th in NL West). The line on this game has the Rangers priced at +157 and the Padres are at -171. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Gibson and Dinelson Lamet.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/18/2020 Juan Nicasio RP Personal Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/18/2020 Elvis Andrus SS Back Probable for Aug 19
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
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
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
8/17/2020 Francisco Mejia C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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 10-12 overall record this season. Gibson (68-70 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.34 and he has gone up against 4,791 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.51 (555 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.413. He has given up 1,167 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 399 free passes. Gibson has taken the hill for 1,108 frames and has earned 862 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen and they've struck out 83 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Texas allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 168 base hits and 104 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 95 batters and struck out 187. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team Texas is hitting .216, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Nick Solak is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .398. He has 21 hits this season in 71 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 125. Todd Frazier is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 71 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Rangers have 153 hits, including 35 doubles and 17 home runs. Texas has walked 78 times so far this season and they have struck out 180 times as a unit. They have left 142 men on base and have a team OPS of .651. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 85 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 13-12 overall mark this year. During his career, Lamet has conceded 165 base knocks and he has 280 punchouts in 215 innings. He has allowed a total of 96 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.194 and having a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.04 and he has faced 910 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Lamet (12-14 career record) has earned a 4.01 ERA and has surrendered 6.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.08 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 91 batters and walked 45 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 199 base knocks and 111 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 208 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 17th in the league. The Padres hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .308. He has 12 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 130. Manny Machado is hitting .213 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 20 hits in 94 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .415. The Padres as a unit have 195 base hits, including 35 doubles and 42 homers. San Diego has walked 98 times this year and they have struck out on 216 occasions. They have had 152 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 127 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres (-171)
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