Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+150) San Diego (-196)
Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres (73-64, 3rd in NL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (68-70, 4th in AL West) at Petco Park on Wednesday. The Padres open this game at -196 while the Angels are coming in at +150. The total opens at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Shohei Ohtani and Yu Darvish.
Los Angeles is slugging .414 and have struck out 1,196 times, while being walked on 373 occasions. They have recorded 591 RBI's and 1,151 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is .248. The Angels have hit 236 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 166 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 621 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, which is 16th in MLB.
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The Angels have an ERA of 4.71 this season (24th in the league), and they have rung up 1,265 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.54 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have yielded 166 home runs and also 689 total runs (25th in MLB). They have walked 498 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.25 as a squad on the campaign.
The Angels have dispatched 465 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 302 base runners this season with 37.7% of those runners crossed the plate. They have earned 35 saves so far this season and have not converted 21 of 56 save chances. The Angels bullpen have compiled a save rate of 62.5% and has entered the game in 119 save situations. The relievers have 61 holds on the campaign (21st in the league). Angels relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 200 times as well as having 145 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have 3,626 putouts this season, in addition to 1,194 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which ranks 22nd in MLB, and they have twisted 941 double plays. The Angels have turned 67.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,878 innings, which has them ranked 29th in the majors.
Ohtani has taken the hill for 165 innings and has earned 201 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 3.43 (63 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.155. He has conceded 120 base knocks (6.5 hits per 9 innings) with 71 free passes. Ohtani (13-4 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.58 and he has faced 681 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Padres hold a team SLG% of .405 and they score 4.62 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have notched 219 two-baggers, while getting a free base 515 times and scoring 633 runs. San Diego is sitting with 160 long balls on the campaign as well as 602 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,128 instances (25th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,101 hits. The San Diego Padres hold a team OBP of .324 and a batting average of .242 this season.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.230 with a FIP of 3.99 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.05 (1,300 strikeouts against 426 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,071. They have allowed 162 home runs and they allow 4.13 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The San Diego pitching staff have conceded 559 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.77 (510 earned runs yielded).
With 147 save situations, the Padres have accrued 84 holds and 21 blown saves. San Diego has had relievers enter the game in 61 save opportunities and they have recorded 40 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 132 times in high leverage situations and also on 94 occasions with runners on base. San Diego relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.9% of 136 inherited base runners. They rank 9th in baseball with a save percentage of 65.6%, and they have sent 520 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
In 10,953 innings played, the Padres have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (15th in MLB). The San Diego Padres have turned 122 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in pro baseball). The Padres have accrued 1,215 assists, 70 errors and have accumulated 3,651 putouts so far this year.
Darvish (78-65 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.53 ERA and has given up 7.3 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.63 and he has faced 5,223 batters in his career. He has conceded a total of 497 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.150 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. In his MLB career, Darvish has surrendered 1,027 base hits while accumulating 1,559 strikeouts in 1,267 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-196)
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