Los Angeles Angels at San Diego Padres - 9/23/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Angels (24-31) at San Diego Padres (34-20)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Petco Park)
Jaime Barria (1-0) (3.26) vs. Mike Clevinger (3-2) (3.10)
The Line: San Diego Padres -175 / Los Angeles Angels +161 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Angels and San Diego Padres face off on Wednesday at Petco Park in an interleague showdown. On Tuesday it was the Angels who were able to get a strong pitching outing and that led to a 4-2 victory.
The Angels have been a disappointment this season but they hope they finish their season on a strong note, and this game would go a long way. Coming into this game the Angels have won five of their last six games and in this game they need the offense to be good again. Mike Trout has been the best player for the Angels but in the last game he didn’t have any hits but did draw three walks. In this game the key is going to be getting to Clevinger early.
On the other side of this matchup is the Padres who have the playoff spot clinched and right now they can’t win the division so resting players could end up being the game plan for the next few years. The Padres are an elite offensive team, but there have to be questions about who will play in this game. Fernando Tatis Jr and Manny Machado both played in the last game, and Machado drove in a run.
Jamie Barria is going to get the start for the Angels and coming into this game he sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 3.26.
Mike Clevinger will get the start for the Padres and he comes into this game with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 3.10. Clevinger was scratched from his last start with a bicep injury, but he is expected for a full outing in this game.
The Angels are 3-14 in their last 17 games played on Wednesday. The over is 20-16-1 in the Angels last 27 games as an underdog. The Padres are 14-4 in their last 18 home games. The Padres are 17-5 in their last 22 games as a favorite.
Clevinger belongs in San Diego and he is going to have a strong start in this one. Back the Padres to win this game on the run line.