San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-185) Arizona (+140)
Tyler Gilbert and the Arizona Diamondbacks (44-87, 5th in NL West) play the San Diego Padres (69-62, 3rd in NL West) at Chase Field on Monday. The Padres open this game at -185 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +140. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Pierce Johnson and Tyler Gilbert.
San Diego has a slugging percentage of .402 and have been called out on strikes 1,088 times, while taking a walk on 492 occasions. They have earned 573 runs batted in as well as 1,049 hits this season, while their batting average is .241. The Padres have tallied 207 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 151 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 603 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .323. As a team, the San Diego Padres are scoring 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 12th in the league.
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The Padres hold a team ERA of 3.77 so far this season (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,251 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Padres pitchers have surrendered 155 home runs in addition to 535 runs in total (11th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 408 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.98 as a squad this season.
The Padres have sent 495 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 121 runners on the season and 29.8% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have earned 38 saves so far this year and have missed out on 21 out of their 59 save opportunities. The Padres relievers have compiled a save rate of 64.4% and has come into the game in 139 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 78 holds for the year (4th in baseball). Padres relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 87 times in addition to having 124 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Padres have turned 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,476 innings, which has them ranked 16th in baseball. The San Diego Padres have earned 3,492 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,166 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which has them ranked 11th in professional baseball, and have earned 902 double plays.
Johnson has taken the ball for 109 innings and has accumulated 127 K's in his career. His ERA is 3.80 (46 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.284. He has surrendered 86 base knocks (7.1 hits per nine innings) with 54 free passes. Johnson (9-6 career mark) has a FIP of 3.76 and he has gone up against 452 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Arizona has 117 home runs this year and 523 RBIs. They have 244 two-baggers, while taking a walk 446 times as well as racking up 550 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a batting average of .237 so far this season. The Diamondbacks have a team SLG% of .382 and they earn 4.20 runs per outing (22nd in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,191 occasions (6th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,050 hits.
The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.443 with a FIP of 4.84 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.26 (1,014 strikeouts against 449 walks). They have a ranking of 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,199. They have yielded 185 long balls and they allow 5.73 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 727 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 5.15 (653 earned runs yielded).
With 102 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 57 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. Arizona has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have come away with 19 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 120 times in high leverage situations and also on 110 occasions with runners on. Arizona relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.9% out of 165 inherited runners. They sit at 30th in MLB holding a save percentage of 44.2%, and they have dispatched 446 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 87 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have accrued 1,114 assists, 76 errors and are sitting with 3,428 putouts this year. In 10,284 innings played, the Diamondbacks are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (26th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Gilbert has given up 14 base hits while earning 16 punch outs in 22 innings pitched. Gilbert (1-1 career record) holds a 2.38 ERA and has surrendered 5.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 6 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.015 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.78 and he has gone up against 88 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (+140)
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