San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-200) Arizona (+155)
Tyler Gilbert and the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-80, 5th in NL West) host the San Diego Padres (66-51, 3rd in NL West) at Chase Field on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Padres coming in at -200 and the Diamondbacks are at +155. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Joe Musgrove and Tyler Gilbert.
As a team, the San Diego Padres are scoring 4.8 runs per contest, which ranks them 10th in the league. They have racked up 557 runs and hold an OBP of .328. The Padres have hit 187 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 137 balls out of the park. They have compiled 531 runs batted in in addition to 959 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is .248. San Diego has a slugging % of .412 and have struck out 974 times, while drawing a walk on 437 occasions.
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The Padres have a team earned run average of 3.64 for the year (6th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,123 hitters. They have walked 366 batters and their FIP is 3.91 as a squad over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23. Padres pitchers have allowed 132 home runs in addition to 465 runs in total (9th in the league).
The Padres have dispatched 436 relievers to the hill for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 101 runners this year with 25.7% of those runners ended up scoring. They have earned 38 saves on the season and have missed out on 21 of their 59 save chances. The Padres relievers have accumulated a save rate of 64.4% and has entered the game in 136 save situations. The relievers have a total of 75 holds this season (2nd in MLB). Padres pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 71 times and also have had 109 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Padres have converted 69.3% of balls in play into outs in their 9,321 innings on the field, which ranks them 19th in pro baseball. The San Diego Padres have 3,107 putouts thus far, as well as 1,035 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which is 17th in MLB, and they have turned 807 double plays.
Musgrove (37-45 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.80 while he has faced 2,610 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 582 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 155 walks. His earned run average is 4.02 (279 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.179. Musgrove has taken the hill for 625 innings and has totaled 612 punch outs during his career.
The Diamondbacks have a team slugging % of .375 and they average 4.18 runs per contest (21st in baseball). They have notched 212 two-baggers, while taking a walk 402 times as well as scoring 485 runs. Arizona is sitting with 100 home runs over the course of the season and 460 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,054 occasions (8th in baseball) and have tallied 916 hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .310 and a batting average of .233 so far this year.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.457 in addition to having a FIP of 4.87 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.35 (908 strikeouts vs 387 bases on balls). They are sitting at 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,085. They have conceded 168 dingers and they surrender 5.88 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 660 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 5.34 (599 earned runs conceded).
Arizona bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.8% out of 148 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 106 times in high leverage situations and on 99 occasions with runners on base. With 86 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 48 holds and 21 blown saves. They are currently ranked 30th in the league with a save rate of 41.7%, and they have sent 400 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Arizona has had relief pitchers enter the game in 36 save opportunities and they have earned 15 saves.
Out of their 9,096 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (28th in baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 76 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have racked up 988 assists, 69 errors and are sitting with 3,032 putouts on the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Gilbert has conceded 2 base knocks and he has 5 K's in 3 innings pitched. He has surrendered 0 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.091 and a FIP of 2.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 and he has faced 14 batters during his pro baseball career. Gilbert (0-1 mark in his career) holds a 0.00 earned run average while surrendering 4.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+155)
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