San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-256) Arizona (+190)
Taylor Widener and the Arizona Diamondbacks (44-88, 5th in NL West) play the San Diego Padres (69-62, 3rd in NL West) at Chase Field on Wednesday. The Padres open this matchup at -256 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +190. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Yu Darvish and Taylor Widener.
The Padres have compiled 210 doubles as a unit and have hit 153 balls out of the stadium. San Diego has a slugging percentage of .403 and have struck out 1,093 times, while drawing a walk on 495 occasions. As a unit, the San Diego Padres are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 10th in MLB. They have 580 RBI's as well as 1,062 hits so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .242. They have racked up 610 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .324.
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The Padres have a team ERA of 3.77 for the year (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,261 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 411 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.97 as a unit on the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23. Padres pitchers have allowed 156 home runs and also 540 runs in total (11th in MLB).
Padres relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 90 times and also have had 125 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 80 holds this season (4th in MLB). The Padres relief pitchers have a save rate of 65.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 142 save situations. They have accumulated 39 saves for the year and have blown 21 of their 60 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 128 runners for the season and 31.3% of them earned a run for their team. The Padres have sent 500 relievers to the mound for the year.
The San Diego Padres are sitting with 3,519 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,173 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which ranks 11th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 908 double plays. The Padres have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,557 innings on the field, which has them sitting 17th in the majors.
Darvish (78-64 career mark) has a FIP of 3.46 and he has gone up against 5,205 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 1,019 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 429 walks. His ERA is 3.50 (492 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.145. Darvish has pitched in 1,264 frames and has totaled 1,556 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Diamondbacks have a team SLG% of .382 and they earn 4.20 runs per outing (22nd in baseball). They have put up 249 two-baggers, while walking 453 times and putting up 559 runs. Arizona has a total of 118 home runs for the year to go along with 531 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,210 occasions (6th in MLB) and have earned 1,067 hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have accumulated a team OBP of .311 and a batting average of .237 for the season.
The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.449 in addition to having a FIP of 4.84 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.24 (1,022 strikeouts against 457 free passes). They sit at 30th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,223. They have allowed 187 dingers and they allow 5.75 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 741 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.16 (664 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 102 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accrued 57 holds and also 24 blown saves. Arizona has called on relievers to enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have tallied 19 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 120 times in high leverage situations and on 111 occasions with base runners. Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.7% of 166 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 30th in the league holding a save percentage of 44.2%, and they have dispatched 453 relievers to the hill so far this season.
In 10,437 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (27th in pro baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 89 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have accrued 1,139 assists, 78 errors and have earned 3,479 putouts so far this year.
So far in his MLB career, Widener has surrendered 67 hits while tallying 86 punch outs in 81 innings pitched. Widener (2-2 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.33 earned run average while allowing 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 39 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.370 and a FIP of 5.9. His K/BB ratio is 1.95 and he has gone up against 361 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-256)
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