San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 7/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-152) Atlanta (+120)
Touki Toussaint and the Atlanta Braves (45-47, 3rd in NL East) play the San Diego Padres (55-41, 3rd in NL West) at Truist Park on Tuesday. The Braves open this contest at +120 while the Padres are priced at -152. The O/U opens at 10. The pitchers taking the mound are Reiss Knehr and Touki Toussaint.
The Padres have compiled 148 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 118 baseballs out of the park. San Diego owns a slugging percentage of .413 and have struck out 800 times, while drawing a walk on 375 occasions. As a squad, the San Diego Padres are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in the league. They have accrued 446 RBI's and 786 hits on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .247. They have 469 runs scored and have an OBP of .330.
The Padres have a team ERA of 3.52 this year (5th in MLB), and they have struck out 916 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 303 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.95 as a unit on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.02 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.21. Padres pitchers have allowed 109 home runs in addition to 373 total runs (7th in baseball).
The Padres have dispatched 360 relievers to the hill this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 79 base runners for the year and 22.8% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 31 saves so far this season and have blown 17 of 48 save opportunities. The Padres relievers have recorded a save rate of 64.6% and has entered the game in 110 save situations. The relievers have racked up 60 holds on the year (5th in the league). Padres relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 57 times as well as having 92 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Padres have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,674 innings, which has them ranked 14th in the majors. The San Diego Padres have notched a total of 2,558 putouts thus far, in addition to 843 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them sitting 26th in baseball, and have earned 662 double plays.
Knehr (0-0 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 5.63 while going up against 18 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 3 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 4 walks. His earned run average is 4.91 (2 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.909. Knehr has taken the ball for 3 frames and has racked up 3 punch outs in his career.
Atlanta has accumulated 128 HRs so far this year to go along with 423 runs batted in. They have hit 161 doubles, while getting a free base 336 times as well as scoring 440 runs. The Atlanta Braves have compiled a team OBP of .322 in addition to a batting average of .240 on the campaign. The Braves hold a slugging percentage of .428 and they are earning 4.78 runs per contest (10th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 857 occasions (8th in baseball) and have a total of 728 hits.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.314 with a FIP of 4.18 as a staff on the season. They are sitting at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 740. The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 415 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.24 (378 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.62 (822 strikeouts vs 314 walks). They have relinquished 107 homers and they relinquish 4.66 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
Sitting with 95 save situations, the Braves have amassed 60 holds and 15 blown saves. Atlanta has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 34 save opportunities and they have earned 19 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 135 times in high leverage situations and also on 83 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.1% out of 126 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 24th in MLB holding a save percentage of 55.9%, and they have sent 335 relievers onto the field on the season.
In 7,218 innings played, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (18th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have twisted 53 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in MLB). The Braves have accrued 816 assists, 45 errors and have 2,406 putouts for the year.
During his MLB career, Toussaint has allowed 89 base knocks and he has 107 punch outs in 95 innings pitched. He has given up 63 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.600 and having a FIP of 5.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.70 and he has faced 441 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Toussaint (6-3 record in his career) holds a 5.97 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-152)
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