Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+170) San Diego (-222)
Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-76, 5th in NL West) head to Petco Park on Sunday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (62-49, 3rd in NL West). The Padres open this game at -222 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +170. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Madison Bumgarner and Blake Snell.
Arizona is slugging .375 and have been called out on strikes 998 times, while being walked on 384 occasions. They have accounted for 437 RBI's as well as 877 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is sitting at .233. The Diamondbacks have hit 201 doubles as a squad and have knocked 97 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 462 runs and have an OBP of .310. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 160 home runs and also 634 runs in total (30th in MLB). They have walked 374 hitters and their FIP is 4.85 as a squad for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.33 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.45. The Diamondbacks have compiled a team ERA of 5.35 this year (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 871 hitters.
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 386 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 142 runners on the year and 32.4% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 15 saves so far this year and have missed out on 21 out of their 36 save opportunities. The Diamondbacks bullpen have earned a save percentage of 41.7% and has entered the game in 86 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 48 holds over the course of the season (21st in the league). Diamondbacks relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 96 times in addition to having 102 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have transformed 67.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,721 innings, which ranks them 28th in the majors. The Arizona Diamondbacks have notched a total of 2,907 putouts this year, in addition to 952 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which is 21st in pro baseball, and they have turned 699 double plays.
Bumgarner has thrown 1,972 innings and has racked up 1,901 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.26 (715 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.119. He has given up 1,745 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 462 walks. Bumgarner (126-102 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.44 while he has faced 8,052 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Padres hold a team SLG% of .411 and they average 4.79 runs per game (10th in the league). They have hit 175 doubles, while walking 422 times as well as scoring 532 runs. San Diego has recorded 133 home runs for the year as well as 507 RBIs. They have struck out on 927 occasions (21st in MLB) and have earned 907 hits. The San Diego Padres have tallied an OBP of .328 in addition to a team batting average of .247 on the season.
The San Diego pitching staff have conceded 436 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.57 (390 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 126 home runs and they allow 4.00 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.223 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.95 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.02 (1,048 strikeouts against 347 bases on balls). They come in at 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 854.
With 127 save situations, the Padres have recorded 69 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. San Diego has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 56 save opportunities and they have come away with 36 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 104 times in high leverage situations and also on 66 occasions with base runners. San Diego relievers have an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of their 92 inherited base runners. They sit at 9th in the league with a save percentage of 64.3%, and they have sent 414 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season.
The San Diego Padres have turned 100 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in MLB). The Padres have racked up 981 assists, 66 errors and have notched a total of 2,948 putouts so far this season. In their 8,844 innings on the diamond, the Padres are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (14th in the majors).
In his career, Snell has surrendered 543 base knocks while accumulating 759 K's in 645 frames. He has surrendered a total of 252 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.291 and a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.62 and he has gone up against 2,700 batters in his career. Snell (47-34 career win-loss record) holds a 3.51 earned run average while giving up 7.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-222)
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