Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 6/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-135) San Diego (+110)
Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers (44-27, 2nd in NL West) go to Petco Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (42-32, 3rd in NL West). The Padres open this matchup at +110 while the Dodgers are priced at -135. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw and Blake Snell.
Los Angeles is slugging .414 and have struck out 625 times, while taking a walk on 309 occasions. They have accrued 355 runs batted in in addition to 584 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average comes in at .244. The Dodgers have hit 108 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 90 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 373 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .341. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.3 runs per game, which has them at 2nd in baseball.
The Dodgers hold a team earned run average of 3.22 on the campaign (3rd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 712 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.42 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.11. Dodgers pitchers have given up 74 long balls and 270 runs in total (6th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 208 hitters and their FIP is 3.55 as a team over the course of the season.
Dodgers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 68 times and also have had 79 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 48 holds so far this year (3rd in the league). The Dodgers bullpen have compiled a save rate of 63.4% and has come into the game in 90 save situations. They have recorded 26 saves this year and have blown 15 out of their 41 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 91 runners on the campaign and 27.5% of them ended up scoring. The Dodgers have dispatched 234 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Dodgers have converted 71.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,706 innings, which has them ranked 4th in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tally of 1,902 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 571 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which has them sitting 17th in baseball, and have accumulated 430 double plays.
Kershaw has taken the hill for 2,421 innings and is sitting with 2,630 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Kershaw (183-82 record in his career) has a FIP of 2.75 while he has faced 9,534 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 2.47 (664 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.004. He has surrendered 1,830 base knocks (6.8 hits per nine innings) with 600 free passes.
The San Diego Padres have compiled an on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a batting average of .235 on the year. They have been rung up on 617 occasions (20th in the league) and have accounted for 573 base knocks. San Diego has accounted for 82 home runs so far this year to go along with 315 runs batted in. The Padres hold a slugging % of .387 and they earn 4.51 runs per game (13th in the league). They have put up 103 doubles, while taking a walk 284 times and scoring 334 runs.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.135 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.71 as a team this season. They sit at 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 525. The San Diego pitching staff have conceded 262 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.14 (230 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.33 (747 strikeouts vs 224 walks). They have allowed 81 long balls and they allow 3.57 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB).
San Diego bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.3% of 60 inherited base runners. Their relievers have taken the field 66 times in high leverage situations in addition to 45 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 80 save situations, the Padres have tallied 43 holds and also 12 blown saves. They are currently ranked 9th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 269 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. San Diego has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 36 save chances and they have earned 24 saves.
In their 5,943 innings on the field, the Padres hold a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (7th in pro baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 67 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in pro baseball). The Padres have accrued 626 assists, 45 errors and have earned a total of 1,981 putouts so far this season.
Snell (44-33 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.48 ERA and has surrendered 7.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.72 and he has faced 2,572 batters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 239 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.270 and having a FIP of 3.6. So far in his MLB career, Snell has allowed 515 base knocks while he has accumulated 733 strikeouts in 617 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-135)
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