Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+108) San Diego (-118)
Petco Park is the site where Ryan Weathers and the San Diego Padres (8-5, 3rd in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (10-2, 1st in NL West) on Friday. The Padres open this matchup at -118 while the Dodgers are coming in at +108. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Walker Buehler and Ryan Weathers.
Los Angeles has a slugging % of .493 and have been rung up 99 times, while drawing a walk on 59 occasions. They have recorded 65 RBI's and 117 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .285. The Dodgers have tallied 29 doubles as a squad and have hit 16 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 68 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .380. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.7 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in MLB.
The Dodgers hold a team ERA of 2.86 this year (4th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 111 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 27 opposing players and their FIP is 3.12 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 4.11 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.06. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 10 long balls and also 36 total runs (4th in baseball).
The Dodgers have dispatched 34 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 runners on the campaign with 13.3% of those runners crossed the plate. They have compiled 5 saves on the campaign and have blown 2 of 7 save chances. The Dodgers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 71.4% and stepped onto the hill in 19 save situations. The bullpen have earned 11 holds on the campaign (2nd in the league). Dodgers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 11 times in addition to having 17 appearances in high leverage situations.
Buehler (25-9 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.22 and he has gone up against 1,514 batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 293 base hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) with 93 free passes. His earned run average is 3.10 (130 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.022. Buehler has taken the mound for 377 innings and is sitting with 428 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The San Diego Padres have earned an OBP of .348 and a team batting average of .250 so far this season. They have been rung up on 90 occasions (26th in MLB) and have 106 base hits. San Diego has recorded 14 home runs on the campaign to go along with 47 RBIs. The Padres have a team slugging % of .396 and they average 3.85 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have recorded 16 two-baggers, while taking a walk 59 times and putting up 50 runs.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.026 with a FIP of 3.20 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 4.12 (136 strikeouts against 33 free passes). They are sitting at 8th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 86. They have surrendered 12 dingers and they allow 2.95 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 38 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 2.48 (32 earned runs yielded).
San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 6 save opportunities and they have tallied 6 saves. They are currently ranked 4th in baseball with a save rate of 100%, and they have sent 49 relievers onto the field this year. Their relievers have taken the field 14 times in high leverage situations and on 9 occasions with base runners. San Diego bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 0.0% out of 13 inherited runners. Sitting with 17 save situations, the Padres have tallied 10 holds and 0 blown saves.
In his MLB career, Weathers has surrendered 2 hits while accumulating 7 punch outs in 6 frames. He has given up a total of 1 ER while holding a WHIP of 0.667 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.50 and he has faced 20 batters so far in his MLB career. Weathers (1-0 career win-loss record) holds a 1.50 ERA and has conceded 3.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-118)
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