Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-130) San Diego (+120)
Petco Park is the venue where Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres (9-6, 3rd in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-2, 1st in NL West) on Sunday. The Padres open this game at +120 while the Dodgers are priced at -130. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Trevor Bauer and Blake Snell.
As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 6.1 runs per game, which is 2nd in the league. They have notched a total of 86 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .375. The Dodgers have accrued 32 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 20 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 80 runs batted in in addition to 138 hits this season, and their batting average is sitting at .282. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .486 and have been called out on strikes 120 times, while taking a walk on 69 occasions.
The Dodgers have an ERA of 3.02 this season (4th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 133 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 35 hitters and their FIP is 3.30 as a team for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.80 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.12. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 13 long balls and 47 total runs (5th in MLB).
The Dodgers relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 24 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 18 runners this season and 11.1% of those runners ended up scoring. Dodgers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 15 times as well as having 24 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 43 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have notched 14 holds over the course of the season (1st in the league). They have accumulated 6 saves for the year and have blown 3 of their 9 save chances.
Bauer has thrown 1,210 innings and has accumulated 1,308 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.88 (522 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.254. He has conceded 1,058 base hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 459 free passes. Bauer (77-64 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.84 and he has gone up against 5,106 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Padres have a team SLG% of .400 and they have an average of 4.27 runs per contest (15th in MLB). They have hit 22 doubles, while taking a walk 70 times as well as scoring 64 runs. San Diego has knocked in 16 HRs for the season to go along with 60 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 108 instances (26th in MLB) and have tallied 128 base knocks. The San Diego Padres have earned a team on-base percentage of .350 and a batting average of .253 on the season.
The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.066 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.27 as a staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.90 (156 strikeouts against 40 walks). They come in at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 106. They have given up 14 long balls and they allow 3.42 runs per 9 innings (3rd in MLB). The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 52 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 2.63 (40 earned runs relinquished).
With 20 save situations, the Padres have recorded 10 holds and also 2 blown saves. San Diego has had relievers take the mound in 9 save opportunities and they have earned 7 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 17 times in high leverage situations and also on 13 occasions with runners on base. San Diego relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 15.8% out of their 19 inherited base runners. They are ranked 8th in baseball with a save rate of 77.8%, and they have sent 60 relievers onto the field on the year.
Snell (42-30 career record) has a 3.26 earned run average while allowing 7.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and he has gone up against 2,343 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 205 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.245 and a FIP of 3.5. In his MLB career, Snell has given up 465 hits while earning 665 punch outs in 566 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (+120)
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