Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+255) San Diego (-357)
Packy Naughton and the Los Angeles Angels (68-69, 4th in AL West) head to Petco Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (73-64, 3rd in NL West). The moneyline on this contest has the Angels coming in at +255 and the Padres are at -357. The total has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Packy Naughton and Blake Snell.
Los Angeles has a slugging % of .415 and have been rung up 1,189 times, while drawing a walk on 371 occasions. They have tallied 591 RBI's and 1,146 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average comes in at .249. The Angels have recorded 235 doubles as a squad and have knocked 166 baseballs out of the park. They have 621 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .310. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are earning 4.5 runs/g, which has them at 14th in baseball.
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The Angels hold a team ERA of 4.71 this season (24th in baseball), and they have rung up 1,260 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.54 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have surrendered 166 home runs and 685 runs in total (25th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 497 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.26 as a team so far this year.
The Angels have sent 463 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 302 base runners on the season with 37.7% of those players earned a run for their team. They have 35 saves this year and have blown 21 out of their 56 chances to get a save. The Angels relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 62.5% and has come into the game in 119 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 61 holds so far this year (20th in the league). Angels pitchers have entered the game with runners on 200 times as well as having 145 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have a total of 3,599 putouts this year, as well as 1,185 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which is 23rd in MLB, and have earned 933 double plays. The Angels have turned 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,797 innings, which has them ranked 29th in pro baseball.
Naughton has taken the hill for 9 innings and has earned 4 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.00 (4 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.778. He has surrendered 11 hits (11.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 5 walks. Naughton (0-1 career record) has a FIP of 3.94 while going up against 43 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Padres hold a team slugging % of .405 and they are recording 4.62 runs per game (10th in the league). They have notched 219 doubles, while walking 515 times as well as racking up 633 runs. San Diego has 160 HRs on the season as well as 602 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,128 instances (24th in baseball) and have earned 1,101 base hits. The San Diego Padres have an OBP of .324 and a team batting average of .242 this season.
The Padres are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.230 and have a FIP of 3.99 as a pitching staff on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 (1,300 strikeouts vs 426 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 13th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,071. They have surrendered 162 dingers and they allow 4.13 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The San Diego pitching staff have relinquished 559 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.77 (510 earned runs given up).
San Diego bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.9% of 136 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 132 times in high leverage situations in addition to 94 occasions with base runners. With 147 save situations, the Padres have earned 84 holds and also 21 blown saves. They rank 9th in baseball with a save percentage of 65.6%, and they have dispatched 520 relievers to the hill this year. San Diego has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 61 save opportunities and they have converted 40 saves.
The San Diego Padres have turned 122 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in pro baseball). The Padres have racked up 1,215 assists, 70 errors and have a total of 3,651 putouts during this campaign. In 10,953 innings on the field, the Padres hold a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in baseball).
In his career, Snell has given up 556 base knocks while totaling 807 strikeouts in 677 innings. Snell (49-35 career mark) holds a 3.43 earned run average and has given up 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 258 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and a FIP of 3.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.70 and he has faced 2,816 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-357)
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