San Diego Padres vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Houston Astros
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Dinelson Lamet and the San Diego Padres (32-18, 1st in NL West) travel to Minute Maid Park on Friday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (27-22, 2nd in AL West).
As a squad, the San Diego Padres are knocking in 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in MLB. They have racked up 230 runs and have an OBP of .328. The Padres have accrued 67 doubles as a squad and have smacked 48 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 214 runs batted in in addition to 386 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .240. San Diego has a slugging % of .382 and have struck out 393 times, while taking a walk on 201 occasions.
Padres pitchers have allowed 49 home runs and also 151 runs in total (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 146 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.42 as a squad for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.55 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.08. The Padres have a team ERA of 2.61 on the season (1st in baseball), and they have struck out 519 hitters.
The Padres have sent 182 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 45 base runners on the campaign with 22.2% of those players crossed home plate. They have recorded 18 saves on the season and have blown 6 of 24 chances to get a save. The Padres bullpen have earned a save rate of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 54 save situations. The bullpen have notched 29 holds so far this season (8th in baseball). Padres relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 29 times and also have had 47 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Padres have converted 71.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,939 innings, which ranks them 9th in professional baseball. The San Diego Padres have earned 1,313 putouts for the season, in addition to 406 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which ranks 27th in MLB, and have 342 double plays.
Lamet has pitched in 267 innings and has earned 349 K's so far in his career. Lamet (14-14 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.65 and he has gone up against 1,110 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.67 (109 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.148. He has surrendered 199 hits (6.7 hits per nine innings) and has 108 walks.
The Astros hold a team SLG% of .425 and they score 5.21 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have 91 two-baggers, while taking a walk 150 times as well as racking up 250 runs. Houston has compiled 53 home runs this season as well as 236 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 333 occasions (30th in baseball) and have 447 hits. The Houston Astros have tallied a team OBP of .332 and a batting average of .269 over the course of the season.
The Houston pitching staff have allowed 198 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (185 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 60 dingers and they concede 4.18 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.208 with a FIP of 4.27 as a squad over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.64 (430 strikeouts vs 163 walks). They come in at 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 352.
Sitting with 44 save situations, the Astros have earned 25 holds and 9 blown saves. Houston has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 18 save opportunities and they have come away with 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 51 times in high leverage situations and on 45 occasions with runners on. Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.3% out of their 77 inherited runners. They sit at 25th in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 152 relievers to the hill this year.
The Houston Astros have turned 41 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in baseball). The Astros have accrued 394 assists, 18 errors and have earned 1,280 putouts for the year. In 3,840 innings on the diamond, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 72.5% (2nd in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Valdez has surrendered 159 hits while he has tallied 178 strikeouts in 178 innings. He has conceded 83 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.363 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.12 and he has gone up against 771 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Valdez (13-11 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.19 ERA while allowing 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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