Oakland Athletics vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 7/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+145) San Diego (-192)
James Kaprielian and the Oakland Athletics (56-45, 2nd in AL West) travel to Petco Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the San Diego Padres (58-44, 3rd in NL West). The Padres open this game at -192 while the Athletics are priced at +145. The O/U opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be James Kaprielian and Chris Paddack.
Oakland is slugging .404 and have struck out 877 times, while drawing a walk on 337 occasions. They have accounted for 412 runs batted in and 774 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate is .233. The Athletics have accumulated 167 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 126 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 441 runs while holding a team OBP of .311. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 15th in the league.
The Athletics hold a team ERA of 3.72 this year (10th in the league), and they have struck out 846 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 271 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.91 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.12 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.22. Athletics pitchers have given up 111 home runs in addition to 402 runs (9th in MLB).
Athletics pitchers have entered the game with players on base 78 times as well as having 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 45 holds this year (18th in baseball). The Athletics relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 62.5% and has entered the game in 85 save situations. They have recorded 25 saves so far this season and have blown 15 of their 40 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 112 base runners so far this season and 32.1% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Athletics have dispatched 300 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Oakland Athletics have earned a total of 2,687 putouts for the season, in addition to 798 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which ranks 3rd in professional baseball, and have a total of 693 double plays. The Athletics have converted 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,061 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 10th in pro baseball.
Kaprielian has taken the hill for 71 innings and is sitting with 77 K's so far in his MLB career. Kaprielian (5-3 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.44 while he has gone up against 294 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.89 (23 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.144. He has surrendered 54 base knocks (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 28 free passes.
The San Diego Padres have compiled an on-base percentage of .327 in addition to a team batting average of .244 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 848 occasions (20th in MLB) and have totaled 822 base hits. San Diego has accounted for 124 home runs this year as well as 462 runs batted in. The Padres hold a slugging percentage of .410 and they score 4.76 runs per contest (11th in baseball). They have recorded 157 doubles, while taking a walk 395 times and scoring 486 runs.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.214 and have a FIP of 3.93 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.01 (962 strikeouts against 320 bases on balls). They are sitting at 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 774. They have surrendered 114 homers and they allow 3.92 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The San Diego pitching staff have given up 393 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.51 (351 earned runs yielded).
With 120 save situations, the Padres have 66 holds and 18 blown saves. San Diego has called on relievers to enter the contest in 52 save opportunities and they have come away with 34 saves. Their relievers have come in 99 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with base runners. San Diego relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 23.9% out of 88 inherited base runners. They rank 8th in the league holding a save rate of 65.4%, and they have sent 378 relievers onto the diamond so far this season.
Out of their 8,115 innings played, the Padres hold a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in baseball). The San Diego Padres have twisted 88 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in professional baseball). The Padres have 898 assists, 64 errors and have accounted for 2,705 putouts on the season.
Paddack (19-18 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.18 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.76 and he has faced 1,187 opposing batters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 133 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.127 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. In his pro baseball career, Paddack has conceded 261 base hits while he has totaled 295 strikeouts in 286 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-192)
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