Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-135) San Diego (+110)
Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (78-47, 2nd in NL West) travel to Petco Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (68-58, 3rd in NL West). The odds on this matchup have the Dodgers priced at -135 and the Padres are at +110. The O/U opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Walker Buehler and Blake Snell.
Los Angeles is slugging .426 and have struck out 1,110 times, while drawing a walk on 487 occasions. They have accumulated 622 runs batted in in addition to 1,037 hits this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .246. The Dodgers have hit 200 doubles as a unit and have knocked 174 balls out of the park. They have racked up 647 runs scored and hold an OBP of .334. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are recording 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 3rd in baseball.
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The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 3.07 for the season (1st in MLB), and they have struck out 1,249 batters. They have walked 384 opposing players and their FIP is 3.59 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.12. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 128 home runs and 443 total runs (1st in baseball).
The Dodgers have sent 446 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 183 base runners over the course of the season and 23.5% of those runners ended up scoring. They have recorded 38 saves on the campaign and have blown 24 out of their 62 save opportunities. The Dodgers relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 61.3% and stepped onto the hill in 144 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 80 holds over the course of the season (3rd in the league). Dodgers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 127 times in addition to having 151 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Dodgers have turned 71.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,029 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 1st in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 3,343 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,015 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which puts them in 22nd in professional baseball, and have a total of 771 double plays.
Buehler (37-11 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.20 and he has faced 2,100 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 393 base hits (6.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 134 walks. His earned run average is 2.83 (166 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.998. Buehler has taken the mound for 528 innings and has accounted for 590 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The San Diego Padres have a team on-base percentage of .326 as well as a batting average of .245 for the season. They have struck out on 1,035 occasions (24th in the league) and have earned 1,022 hits. San Diego has knocked in 149 home runs on the campaign and 562 RBIs. The Padres hold a team slugging % of .410 and they are scoring 4.69 runs per contest (10th in MLB). They have 201 doubles, while taking a walk 468 times as well as putting up 591 runs.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.242 and have a FIP of 3.99 as a staff on the year. They rank 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 990. The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 511 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.76 (465 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.07 (1,204 strikeouts vs 392 free passes). They have surrendered 149 homers and they surrender 4.13 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Sitting with 139 save situations, the Padres have accrued 78 holds and also 21 blown saves. San Diego has had relief pitchers take the mound in 59 save opportunities and they have walked away with 38 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 116 times in high leverage situations and also on 77 occasions with base runners. San Diego relievers hold an inherited score rate of 27.0% out of 111 inherited runners. They are ranked 9th in baseball with a save percentage of 64.4%, and they have sent 472 relief pitchers onto the field this season.
Out of their 10,017 innings on the field, the Padres are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in pro baseball). The San Diego Padres have twisted 115 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (12th in professional baseball). The Padres have racked up 1,123 assists, 67 errors and have notched a total of 3,339 putouts for the season.
During his MLB career, Snell has allowed 553 hits while tallying 787 K's in 662 frames. Snell (48-35 mark in his career) has a 3.49 ERA and has surrendered 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 257 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.283 and a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.65 and he has faced 2,767 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-135)
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