Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+145) San Diego (-192)
Ryan Weathers and the San Diego Padres (67-57, 3rd in NL West) play the Philadelphia Phillies (62-60, 2nd in NL East) at Petco Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Phillies priced at +145 and the Padres are at -192. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kyle Gibson and Ryan Weathers.
Philadelphia has a slugging % of .401 and have been called out on strikes 1,085 times, while drawing a walk on 425 occasions. They have 517 RBI's and 956 hits so far this year, and their team batting average comes in at .238. The Phillies have accounted for 196 doubles as a squad and have smacked 142 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 543 runs and hold an OBP of .316. As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 16th in baseball.
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Phillies pitchers have surrendered 159 home runs in addition to 567 total runs (17th in baseball). They have walked 388 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.30 as a squad on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.84 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Phillies are sitting with a team ERA of 4.43 so far this year (17th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,100 hitters.
The Phillies have sent 383 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 160 runners so far this season and 43.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 29 saves this season and have not converted 25 of 54 save opportunities. The Phillies relievers have a save percentage of 53.7% and stepped onto the hill in 108 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 48 holds for the season (27th in the league). Phillies pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 105 times and also have had 125 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Phillies have converted 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,579 innings, which has them ranked 24th in professional baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have 3,193 putouts on the year, as well as 1,088 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which puts them in 23rd in pro baseball, and they have twisted 797 double plays.
Gibson has pitched in 1,290 innings and has accumulated 1,013 strikeouts in his MLB career. Gibson (77-79 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.31 while he has faced 5,557 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.42 (634 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.398. He has allowed 1,330 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) with 474 walks.
The Padres hold a team slugging % of .411 and they earn 4.70 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have hit 197 two-baggers, while taking a walk 464 times as well as scoring 583 runs. San Diego has knocked in 148 long balls so far this season and 555 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,018 instances (23rd in the league) and have recorded 1,009 base hits. The San Diego Padres have a team OBP of .327 as well as a batting average of .246 for the year.
The San Diego pitching staff have given up 501 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.74 (455 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 144 homers and they allow 4.12 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.240 and have a FIP of 3.95 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.10 (1,185 strikeouts vs 382 bases on balls). They are sitting at 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 975.
Sitting with 139 save situations, the Padres have accumulated 78 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. San Diego has had relievers enter the contest in 59 save opportunities and they have walked away with 38 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 114 times in high leverage situations in addition to 75 occasions with runners on. San Diego relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 26.2% out of their 107 inherited base runners. They are ranked 10th in baseball with a save rate of 64.4%, and they have sent 465 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The San Diego Padres have turned 113 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (13th in the majors). The Padres have accrued 1,097 assists, 67 errors and have notched a total of 3,282 putouts this season. Out of their 9,846 innings played, the Padres have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (20th in MLB).
So far in his pro baseball career, Weathers has allowed 81 base hits while he has accumulated 59 punch outs in 78 innings. He has surrendered 44 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.366 and a FIP of 5.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 and he has faced 329 hitters during his pro baseball career. Weathers (4-5 mark in his career) has a 5.06 earned run average and has conceded 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+145)
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