Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-135) San Diego (+125)
Petco Park is the venue where Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres (9-5, 3rd in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (11-2, 1st in NL West) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Dodgers coming in at -135 and the Padres are at +125. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish.
As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.8 runs per outing, which has them at 3rd in baseball. They have notched a total of 75 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .380. The Dodgers have compiled 31 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 18 baseballs out of the park. They have 71 RBI's in addition to 126 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .285. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .495 and have struck out 108 times, while being walked on 64 occasions.
The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 2.95 for the year (6th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 119 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.10 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.08. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 12 home runs and 41 runs in total (5th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 29 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.25 as a unit on the year.
The Dodgers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 75.0% and has entered the game in 21 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 15 base runners on the season with 13.3% of those runners crossed home plate. Dodgers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 11 times and also have had 18 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 37 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers are sitting with 12 holds for the year (1st in the league). They have tallied 6 saves this year and have not converted 2 of 8 chances to get a save.
Kershaw has taken the ball for 2,351 innings and has totaled 2,542 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Kershaw (177-77 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 2.74 while he has gone up against 9,255 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 2.44 (637 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.004. He has given up 1,775 hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) with 586 free passes.
San Diego has compiled 15 home runs so far this year as well as 55 RBIs. They have 21 two-baggers, while walking 64 times and notching 58 runs. The San Diego Padres have a team on-base percentage of .349 as well as a team batting average of .253 for the year. The Padres hold a team SLG% of .405 and they are recording 4.14 runs per outing (19th in MLB). They have been rung up on 94 occasions (27th in MLB) and have totaled 116 base knocks.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.032 in addition to having a FIP of 3.11 as a team so far this year. They sit at 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 94. The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 41 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 2.38 (33 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 4.11 (144 strikeouts vs 35 bases on balls). They have conceded 12 long balls and they allow 2.95 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
San Diego bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 14 times in high leverage situations and also on 9 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 18 save situations, the Padres have recorded 10 holds and also 0 blown saves. They rank 4th in the league with a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 51 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. San Diego has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 7 save opportunities and they have walked away with 7 saves.
Darvish (72-56 mark in his career) has a 3.46 ERA while giving up 7.3 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.52 and he has faced 4,721 batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 440 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.157 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. In his MLB career, Darvish has surrendered 923 base hits while totaling 1,411 punch outs in 1,144 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (+125)
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