Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-132) San Diego (+105)
Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres (68-59, 3rd in NL West) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (79-47, 2nd in NL West) at Petco Park on Thursday. The Dodgers open this contest at -132 while the Padres are coming in at +105. The total opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Max Scherzer and Yu Darvish.
The Dodgers have accounted for 202 doubles as a team and have hit 175 balls out of the park. Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .426 and have struck out 1,119 times, while taking a walk on 490 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 3rd in MLB. They have 627 RBI's and 1,043 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate is .245. They have 652 runs scored while having a team OBP of .334.
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The Dodgers have an earned run average of 3.06 so far this year (1st in baseball), and they have struck out 1,258 batters. They have walked 390 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.60 as a team for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.12. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 129 long balls and 445 runs in total (1st in MLB).
The Dodgers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 61.9% and has entered the game in 148 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 183 runners so far this season with 23.5% of them ended up scoring. Dodgers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 127 times and also have had 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 451 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen have accumulated 83 holds on the campaign (3rd in baseball). They have compiled 39 saves this season and have blown 24 of their 63 chances to get a save.
The Dodgers have converted 71.9% of balls in play into outs in their 10,110 innings on the field, which ranks them 1st in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a total of 3,370 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,019 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 23rd in professional baseball, and have earned 779 double plays.
Scherzer (186-97 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.15 while he has gone up against 10,090 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 2,041 base knocks (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 673 free passes. His earned run average is 3.18 (880 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.090. Scherzer has thrown 2,489 innings and has accounted for 2,962 punch outs during his career.
The San Diego Padres have tallied a team on-base percentage of .325 in addition to a batting average of .244 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,044 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have a total of 1,025 base hits. San Diego has accounted for 150 HRs this season as well as 564 RBIs. The Padres have a team slugging % of .408 and they are recording 4.67 runs per contest (11th in baseball). They have put up 202 doubles, while getting a free base 474 times and putting up 593 runs.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.240 and have a FIP of 3.99 as a squad this season. They are currently ranked 13th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 996. The San Diego pitching staff have given up 516 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.77 (470 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.07 (1,213 strikeouts against 395 walks). They have given up 150 long balls and they give up 4.14 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
With 139 save situations, the Padres have recorded 78 holds and 21 blown saves. San Diego has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 59 save chances and they have come away with 38 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 117 times in high leverage situations and on 79 occasions with runners on. San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.8% out of their 115 inherited runners. They sit at 9th in baseball with a save rate of 64.4%, and they have sent 479 relievers to the mound for the year.
Out of their 10,098 innings played, the Padres have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in professional baseball). The San Diego Padres have twisted 116 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in baseball). The Padres have accrued 1,127 assists, 67 errors and have a tally of 3,366 putouts so far this season.
In his career, Darvish has given up 1,014 base knocks while earning 1,550 K's in 1,258 innings. Darvish (78-63 career record) is the owner of a 3.49 ERA and has conceded 7.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 488 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.146 and a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.62 and he has faced 5,181 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-132)
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