San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-152) Arizona (+120)
Chase Field is the venue where Taylor Widener and the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-80, 5th in NL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (66-50, 3rd in NL West) on Friday. The line on this matchup has the Padres coming in at -152 and the Diamondbacks are at +120. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Blake Snell and Taylor Widener.
As a team, the San Diego Padres are notching 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in baseball. They have notched a total of 554 runs and have an on-base percentage of .329. The Padres have accrued 184 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 137 balls out of the park. They have tallied 528 runs batted in as well as 950 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .248. San Diego is slugging .411 and have been rung up 965 times, while taking a walk on 436 occasions.
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Padres pitchers have conceded 131 home runs and 453 total runs (7th in MLB). They have walked 359 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.90 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Padres have a team earned run average of 3.57 on the year (4th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,113 batters.
The Padres relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.4% and stepped onto the hill in 136 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 98 base runners on the year and 24.5% of them crossed home plate. Padres relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 70 times in addition to having 109 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 431 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have earned 75 holds for the season (2nd in MLB). They have earned 38 saves over the course of the season and have blown 21 of their 59 save chances.
The San Diego Padres have earned 3,083 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,027 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which ranks 17th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 799 double plays. The Padres have transformed 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,249 innings, which has them sitting at 17th in professional baseball.
Snell has taken the hill for 652 innings and has tallied 772 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.48 (252 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.285. He has allowed 545 base hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 293 walks. Snell (48-34 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.63 and he has gone up against 2,726 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Arizona has 99 home runs this season to go along with 448 runs batted in. They have 209 doubles, while taking a walk 395 times and putting up 473 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .308 and a batting average of .232 so far this season. The Diamondbacks have a SLG% of .373 and they earn 4.11 runs per game (25th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,044 occasions (8th in baseball) and have recorded 901 base hits.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.460 in addition to having a FIP of 4.90 as a staff for the year. They come in at 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,076. The Arizona pitching staff have given up 657 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 5.37 (597 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.33 (899 strikeouts against 386 free passes). They have conceded 168 HR's and they surrender 5.91 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league).
Arizona has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 36 save opportunities and they have come away with 15 saves. They are ranked 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 41.7%, and they have sent 396 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 106 times in high leverage situations and also on 98 occasions with base runners. Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.0% out of their 147 inherited base runners. Sitting with 86 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 48 holds and 21 blown saves.
Out of their 9,015 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (28th in professional baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 74 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (19th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have accrued 980 assists, 68 errors and have accounted for 3,005 putouts for the year.
In his MLB career, Widener has conceded 59 hits while he has tallied 72 punch outs in 66 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 35 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.394 and having a FIP of 6.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and he has gone up against 297 batters in his pro baseball career. Widener (1-2 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.77 earned run average while allowing 8.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (+120)
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