San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-172) Arizona (+135)
Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres (69-62, 3rd in NL West) go to Chase Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (44-88, 5th in NL West). The line on this matchup has the Padres priced at -172 and the Diamondbacks are at +135. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Blake Snell and Zac Gallen.
The Padres have recorded 207 two-baggers as a team and have hit 151 baseballs out of the park. San Diego has a slugging % of .402 and have struck out 1,088 times, while being walked on 492 occasions. As a squad, the San Diego Padres are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 12th in baseball. They have recorded 573 RBI's in addition to 1,049 hits this season, while their team batting average sits at .241. They have notched a total of 603 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .323.
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Padres pitchers have surrendered 155 long balls in addition to 535 runs (11th in the league). They have walked 408 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.98 as a team on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Padres have a team ERA of 3.77 so far this year (10th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,251 hitters.
The Padres relief pitchers have a save percentage of 64.4% and has come into the game in 139 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 121 base runners for the year with 29.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Padres pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 87 times in addition to having 124 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 495 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen have 78 holds over the course of the season (5th in the league). They have recorded 38 saves this year and have missed out on 21 of their 59 chances to get a save.
The San Diego Padres have 3,492 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,166 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which puts them in 11th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 902 double plays. The Padres have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,476 innings on the diamond, ranking them 15th in professional baseball.
Snell (48-35 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.62 while going up against 2,793 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 556 base hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 297 free passes. His ERA is 3.47 (258 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.273. Snell has pitched in 670 innings and has earned 797 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have tallied an OBP of .312 in addition to a batting average of .237 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,200 occasions (6th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,060 base hits. Arizona has accounted for 117 HRs so far this season as well as 527 RBIs. The Diamondbacks have a team SLG% of .382 and they average 4.20 runs per game (22nd in the league). They have recorded 247 doubles, while taking a walk 450 times and scoring 554 runs.
The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 734 runs for the season while having an ERA of 5.16 (659 earned runs allowed). They have yielded 185 dingers and they concede 5.74 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.447 in addition to having a FIP of 4.84 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.24 (1,017 strikeouts vs 454 free passes). They are sitting at 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,210.
With 102 save situations, the Diamondbacks have tallied 57 holds and also 24 blown saves. Arizona has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have recorded 19 saves. Their relievers have come in 120 times in high leverage situations and also on 110 occasions with runners on base. Arizona relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.9% out of their 165 inherited base runners. They sit at 30th in the league with a save rate of 44.2%, and they have sent 449 relievers to the mound this season.
Out of their 10,356 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (26th in baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 88 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (20th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have recorded 1,125 assists, 77 errors and have accumulated 3,452 putouts for the year.
So far in his MLB career, Gallen has surrendered 192 hits while earning 280 strikeouts in 237 frames. He has surrendered 88 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.222 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.86 and he has gone up against 996 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Gallen (8-15 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.34 ERA while allowing 7.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+135)
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