Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-125) San Diego (-105)
Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (78-47, 2nd in NL West) go to Petco Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (68-58, 3rd in NL West). The Dodgers open this game at -125 while the Padres are priced at -105. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Julio Urias and Yu Darvish.
The Dodgers have earned 200 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 174 balls out of the stadium. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .426 and have struck out 1,110 times, while drawing a walk on 487 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are knocking in 5.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in the league. They have compiled 622 runs batted in and 1,037 hits so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .246. They have accounted for 647 runs scored while having a team OBP of .334.
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The Dodgers have an earned run average of 3.07 over the course of the season (1st in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,249 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.12. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 128 long balls and also 443 total runs (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 384 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.59 as a team over the course of the season.
The Dodgers relievers have a save rate of 61.3% and has entered the game in 144 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 183 runners so far this year and 23.5% of them crossed home plate. Dodgers pitchers have come into the game with runners on 127 times in addition to having 151 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 446 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have 80 holds this season (3rd in baseball). They have compiled 38 saves on the year and have not converted 24 out of their 62 chances to save the game.
The Dodgers have converted 71.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,029 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 1st in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have amassed 3,343 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,015 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which ranks 22nd in the majors, and they have twisted 771 double plays.
Urias (25-10 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.44 while he has gone up against 1,565 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 328 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 120 walks. His ERA is 3.23 (136 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.183. Urias has taken the ball for 378 innings and has racked up 381 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The San Diego Padres have tallied an on-base percentage of .326 in addition to a batting average of .245 for the season. They have struck out on 1,035 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have totaled 1,022 hits. San Diego has recorded 149 home runs so far this year and 562 RBIs. The Padres have a team slugging percentage of .410 and they earn 4.69 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have tallied 201 doubles, while walking 468 times as well as putting up 591 runs.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 3.99 as a team over the course of the season. They come in at 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 990. The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 511 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.76 (465 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.07 (1,204 strikeouts vs 392 walks). They have conceded 149 home runs and they allow 4.13 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB).
San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 59 save opportunities and they have tallied 38 saves. They sit at 9th in the league with a save rate of 64.4%, and they have dispatched 472 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 116 times in high leverage situations in addition to 77 occasions with runners on. San Diego bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.0% out of 111 inherited runners. Sitting with 139 save situations, the Padres have earned 78 holds and 21 blown saves.
The San Diego Padres have turned 115 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in professional baseball). The Padres have racked up 1,123 assists, 67 errors and have 3,339 putouts so far this season. In 10,017 innings on the field, the Padres are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in professional baseball).
Darvish (78-63 mark in his career) has earned a 3.49 ERA while allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.62 and he has faced 5,181 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 488 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.146 and having a FIP of 3.5. In his MLB career, Darvish has allowed 1,014 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,550 K's in 1,258 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-105)
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