San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-172) Arizona (+130)
Chase Field is the site where Zac Gallen and the Arizona Diamondbacks (37-80, 5th in NL West) will play the San Diego Padres (66-52, 3rd in NL West) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Padres coming in at -172 and the Diamondbacks are at +130. The O/U opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Reiss Knehr and Zac Gallen.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are earning 4.7 runs per contest, which ranks them 10th in the league. They have accounted for 559 runs scored while having a team OBP of .328. The Padres have accounted for 189 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 138 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 533 RBI's as well as 969 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average sits at .248. San Diego has a slugging percentage of .412 and have been called out on strikes 981 times, while being walked on 437 occasions.
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The Padres hold a team earned run average of 3.64 over the course of the season (7th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,134 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 370 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.93 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.06 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.23. Padres pitchers have allowed 134 long balls and 468 runs in total (9th in baseball).
Padres bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 71 times in addition to having 112 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 75 holds this year (2nd in baseball). The Padres relievers have a save percentage of 64.4% and stepped onto the hill in 136 save situations. They have compiled 38 saves this season and have blown 21 out of their 59 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 101 base runners on the season and 25.7% of them earned a run for their team. The Padres have dispatched 440 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The San Diego Padres have accumulated 3,107 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,035 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which ranks 17th in baseball, and have accumulated 807 double plays. The Padres have transformed 69.3% of balls in play into outs out of 9,321 innings, which has them sitting 19th in MLB.
Knehr has taken the ball for 11 innings and has earned 10 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.45 (3 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.182. He has surrendered 6 hits (4.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 7 walks. Knehr (0-0 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.00 while facing 46 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Arizona has accumulated 102 home runs on the year and 463 RBIs. They have hit 214 doubles, while taking a walk 406 times and scoring 488 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned an OBP of .310 and a batting average of .234 on the season. The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .376 and they score 4.17 runs per contest (22nd in MLB). They have struck out on 1,065 occasions (8th in MLB) and have a total of 924 base hits.
The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.454 with a FIP of 4.85 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.36 (915 strikeouts against 387 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,095. They have given up 169 home runs and they concede 5.85 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 662 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 5.31 (601 earned runs given up).
With 86 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accrued 48 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. Arizona has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 36 save chances and they have recorded 15 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 108 times in high leverage situations and also on 100 occasions with base runners. Arizona relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.3% out of their 150 inherited base runners. They are ranked 30th in the league holding a save rate of 41.7%, and they have dispatched 402 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 76 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (20th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have 988 assists, 69 errors and have 3,032 putouts this season. In 9,096 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (28th in professional baseball).
During his career, Gallen has allowed 178 hits while he has tallied 260 strikeouts in 220 frames. Gallen (7-14 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.43 earned run average and has given up 7.3 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 84 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.225 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.83 and he has faced 926 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-172)
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