San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-185) Arizona (+140)
Chase Field is the site where Taylor Clarke and the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-79, 5th in NL West) will play the San Diego Padres (66-49, 3rd in NL West) on Thursday. The Diamondbacks open this game at +140 while the Padres are priced at -185. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Yu Darvish and Taylor Clarke.
San Diego is slugging .413 and have been rung up 947 times, while taking a walk on 432 occasions. They have accounted for 523 runs batted in as well as 934 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .248. The Padres have recorded 180 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 137 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 548 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .329. As a team, the San Diego Padres are scoring 4.8 runs per contest, which is 10th in the league.
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Padres pitchers have surrendered 128 home runs and 441 runs in total (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 352 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.89 as a squad for the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.21. The Padres have compiled a team ERA of 3.52 on the year (4th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,091 hitters.
The Padres relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.9% and has come into the game in 131 save situations. The relievers have inherited 92 runners this season and 25.0% of them crossed home plate. Padres relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 66 times and also have had 105 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have sent 421 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen have a total of 72 holds on the campaign (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 37 saves so far this season and have missed out on 20 of their 57 save opportunities.
The Padres have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs in their 9,087 innings, which has them sitting 13th in professional baseball. The San Diego Padres have a tally of 3,029 putouts this year, in addition to 1,006 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which has them sitting 19th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 785 double plays.
Darvish has taken the ball for 1,255 frames and has accounted for 1,546 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.46 (483 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.143. He has surrendered 1,008 base knocks (7.2 hits per nine innings) and has 427 walks. Darvish (78-62 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.45 and he has faced 5,166 batters in the majors.
The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .373 and they are recording 4.11 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have put up 203 two-baggers, while taking a walk 388 times as well as scoring 464 runs. Arizona has 98 long balls on the campaign to go along with 439 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,027 instances (8th in MLB) and have earned 885 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with an OBP of .308 and a batting average of .232 on the season.
The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 642 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 5.34 (584 earned runs given up). They have relinquished 163 dingers and they relinquish 5.87 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.455 in addition to having a FIP of 4.86 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.33 (887 strikeouts against 380 walks). They sit at 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,053.
Sitting with 86 save situations, the Diamondbacks have recorded 48 holds and 21 blown saves. Arizona has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 36 save opportunities and they have earned 15 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 103 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with runners on. Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.3% out of their 144 inherited base runners. They rank 30th in baseball holding a save percentage of 41.7%, and they have sent 389 relievers onto the field this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 72 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have accrued 967 assists, 66 errors and have notched a total of 2,955 putouts for the season. In their 8,865 innings played, the Diamondbacks hold a efficiency on defense of 67.8% (28th in baseball).
Clarke (9-5 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.89 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and he has gone up against 706 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 89 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.350 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.4. During his pro baseball career, Clarke has surrendered 160 base hits while he has earned 140 punch outs in 163 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (+140)
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