Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+220) San Diego (-303)
Petco Park is the site where Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres (62-48, 3rd in NL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (34-76, 5th in NL West) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Diamondbacks priced at +220 and the Padres are at -303. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Taylor Widener and Yu Darvish.
The Diamondbacks have tallied 199 doubles as a team and have smacked 97 balls out of the stadium. Arizona has a slugging percentage of .375 and have struck out 992 times, while being walked on 382 occasions. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.1 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 24th in the league. They have 429 runs batted in and 865 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average comes in at .233. They have notched a total of 454 runs scored and have an OBP of .309.
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The Diamondbacks have a team earned run average of 5.35 on the season (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 864 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.35 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.45. Diamondbacks pitchers have relinquished 159 home runs and also 629 runs in total (30th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 368 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.85 as a unit on the year.
Diamondbacks pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 95 times in addition to having 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 47 holds for the year (23rd in MLB). The Diamondbacks bullpen have a save percentage of 40.0% and has come into the game in 84 save situations. They have accumulated 14 saves on the season and have missed out on 21 of their 35 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 140 runners so far this year and 32.1% of those players ended up scoring. The Diamondbacks have sent 383 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned 2,880 putouts for the season, in addition to 942 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which ranks 20th in pro baseball, and have 692 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,640 innings, which ranks them 29th in professional baseball.
Widener (1-2 career mark) sits with a FIP of 5.89 while he has gone up against 276 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 55 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 31 free passes. His earned run average is 4.87 (33 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.410. Widener has thrown 61 innings and has earned 65 K's so far in his career.
The San Diego Padres have a team on-base percentage of .328 as well as a team batting average of .247 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 920 occasions (21st in MLB) and have tallied 900 hits. San Diego has tallied 132 home runs over the course of the season and 502 RBIs. The Padres hold a slugging % of .412 and they score 4.79 runs per game (10th in the league). They have 174 doubles, while taking a walk 416 times as well as scoring 527 runs.
The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 428 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.53 (382 earned runs yielded). They have given up 126 dingers and they yield 3.96 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.220 in addition to having a FIP of 3.96 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.02 (1,042 strikeouts against 345 walks). They rank 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 842.
San Diego has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 56 save chances and they have come away with 36 saves. They sit at 9th in MLB holding a save percentage of 64.3%, and they have dispatched 408 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 103 times in high leverage situations and also on 64 occasions with base runners. San Diego relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 23.6% out of 89 inherited runners. Sitting with 127 save situations, the Padres have amassed 69 holds and 20 blown saves.
The San Diego Padres have twisted 98 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (21st in professional baseball). The Padres have racked up 970 assists, 66 errors and are sitting with 2,921 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 8,763 innings on the field, the Padres have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Darvish has conceded 1,004 base hits and he has 1,534 strikeouts in 1,248 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 481 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.146 and a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.59 and he has gone up against 5,141 batters so far in his career. Darvish (78-62 career mark) has a 3.47 earned run average and has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+220)
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