Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+190) San Diego (-250)
Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres (67-56, 3rd in NL West) host the Philadelphia Phillies (61-59, 2nd in NL East) at Petco Park on Friday. The Phillies open this matchup at +190 while the Padres are priced at -250. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Matt Moore and Blake Snell.
Philadelphia is slugging .403 and have been called out on strikes 1,065 times, while drawing a walk on 420 occasions. They have accrued 511 RBI's as well as 944 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is .239. The Phillies have tallied 191 doubles as a team and have smacked 141 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 537 runs while having a team OBP of .317. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 16th in baseball.
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The Phillies have a team ERA of 4.43 on the season (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,079 hitters. They have walked 377 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.31 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.86 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.31. Phillies pitchers have conceded 158 home runs and 558 runs in total (17th in the league).
The Phillies bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 52.8% and stepped onto the hill in 106 save situations. The relievers have inherited 154 base runners for the season and 42.9% of those runners crossed the plate. Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 102 times and also have had 122 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have dispatched 379 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have accumulated 47 holds on the year (26th in the league). They have recorded 28 saves so far this season and have blown 25 out of their 53 save opportunities.
The Philadelphia Phillies are sitting with 3,142 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,075 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 24th in pro baseball, and they have turned 787 double plays. The Phillies have turned 68.6% of balls in play into outs out of 9,426 innings, which has them sitting 25th in pro baseball.
Moore has taken the mound for 951 frames and has earned 857 strikeouts in his MLB career. Moore (56-59 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.40 and he has faced 4,147 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.60 (486 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.407. He has given up 945 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 393 walks.
The San Diego Padres have an on-base percentage of .327 and a batting average of .247 so far this season. They have struck out on 1,007 occasions (23rd in the league) and have notched a total of 1,005 base hits. San Diego has recorded 147 long balls on the campaign as well as 552 runs batted in. The Padres hold a team SLG% of .412 and they are recording 4.72 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have 196 doubles, while walking 454 times as well as recording 580 runs.
The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.242 and have a FIP of 3.95 as a pitching staff on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.10 (1,172 strikeouts vs 378 free passes). They sit at 14th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 970. They have surrendered 143 HR's and they surrender 4.12 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 497 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.74 (451 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 139 save situations, the Padres have recorded 78 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. San Diego has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 59 save opportunities and they have come away with 38 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 114 times in high leverage situations and on 75 occasions with runners on base. San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.2% out of their 107 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 9th in the league holding a save rate of 64.4%, and they have dispatched 461 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year.
The San Diego Padres have turned 113 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in professional baseball). The Padres have accrued 1,090 assists, 66 errors and have notched a total of 3,255 putouts for the year. In 9,765 innings on the diamond, the Padres hold a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Snell has given up 551 base hits while he has totaled 778 strikeouts in 657 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 254 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.287 and a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.64 and he has gone up against 2,748 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Snell (48-34 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.48 earned run average while conceding 7.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+190)
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