Miami Marlins vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs San Diego Padres
Date: Monday, August 9, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+180) San Diego (-238)
Zach Thompson and the Miami Marlins (47-64, 5th in NL East) travel to Petco Park on Monday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (63-49, 3rd in NL West). The Marlins open this game at +180 while the Padres are priced at -238. The total has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Zach Thompson and Reiss Knehr.
Miami has a slugging rate of .374 and have struck out 1,064 times, while taking a walk on 318 occasions. They have accrued 410 runs batted in and 868 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average comes in at .235. The Marlins have tallied 160 two-baggers as a team and have hit 107 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 433 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .302. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are scoring 3.9 runs per contest, which has them at 27th in the league.
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The Marlins have an earned run average of 3.64 on the year (7th in the league), and the staff has rung up 944 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.24. Marlins pitchers have given up 100 home runs and also 446 runs in total (11th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 360 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.86 as a unit this season.
The Marlins relief pitchers have a save percentage of 48.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 99 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 120 runners on the year with 39.2% of them crossed the plate. Marlins relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 79 times in addition to having 126 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have dispatched 412 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen have accumulated 56 holds for the year (15th in the league). They have compiled 21 saves on the season and have missed out on 22 of 43 save opportunities.
The Miami Marlins have a tally of 2,919 putouts on the year, in addition to 997 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .980 which has them sitting 30th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 763 double plays. The Marlins have transformed 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,757 innings on the field, ranking them 16th in baseball.
Thompson has thrown 42 innings and has totaled 43 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.53 (12 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.102. He has allowed 31 base hits (6.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 16 free passes. Thompson (2-4 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.32 and he has faced 177 opposing hitters in the majors.
The San Diego Padres have tallied a team on-base percentage of .329 in addition to a team batting average of .247 this season. They have struck out on 938 occasions (21st in the league) and have totaled 916 base knocks. San Diego has knocked in 135 home runs for the year to go along with 513 runs batted in. The Padres have a team slugging % of .412 and they score 4.80 runs per game (10th in baseball). They have hit 176 doubles, while getting a free base 427 times and earning 538 runs.
The San Diego pitching staff have relinquished 438 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.56 (392 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 127 dingers and they relinquish 3.98 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Padres are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.218 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.94 as a pitching staff so far this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.05 (1,060 strikeouts against 348 walks). They have a ranking of 13th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 859.
With 127 save situations, the Padres have earned 69 holds and also 20 blown saves. San Diego has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 56 save chances and they have recorded 36 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 105 times in high leverage situations and also on 66 occasions with runners on base. San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of 92 inherited runners. They are ranked 10th in the league with a save rate of 64.3%, and they have sent 416 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
In their 8,925 innings on the field, the Padres have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (12th in the majors). The San Diego Padres have twisted 101 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in pro baseball). The Padres have recorded 993 assists, 66 errors and have 2,975 putouts this year.
Knehr (0-0 career mark) is the owner of a 4.05 earned run average while giving up 6.8 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.25 and he has gone up against 28 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has allowed 3 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.350 and a FIP of 5.9. During his MLB career, Knehr has surrendered 5 hits while he has earned 5 strikeouts in 6 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Diego (-238) and under 7.5 runs
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