San Diego Padres vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres (32-18, 1st in NL West) go to Minute Maid Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (27-22, 2nd in AL West).
San Diego has a slugging percentage of .382 and have been rung up 393 times, while drawing a walk on 201 occasions. They have 214 RBI's and 386 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .240. The Padres have recorded 67 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 48 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 230 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .328. As a team, the San Diego Padres are compiling 4.7 runs per outing, which is 10th in MLB.
The Padres hold a team earned run average of 2.61 on the season (1st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 519 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.55 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.08. Padres pitchers have relinquished 49 home runs and 151 runs in total (1st in the league). They have walked 146 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.42 as a team on the campaign.
Padres bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 29 times and also have had 47 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 29 holds this year (8th in baseball). The Padres relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 75.0% and stepped onto the hill in 54 save situations. They have accumulated 18 saves for the year and have blown 6 of their 24 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 45 base runners for the season with 22.2% of those players ended up scoring. The Padres have sent 182 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Padres have converted 71.4% of balls in play into outs out of 3,939 innings on the diamond, ranking them 9th in the majors. The San Diego Padres have accounted for 1,313 putouts this season, in addition to 406 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .981 which ranks 27th in professional baseball, and have a total of 342 double plays.
Darvish has thrown 1,188 innings and has 1,466 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Darvish (76-57 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.39 while he has gone up against 4,892 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.38 (446 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.146. He has given up 951 hits (7.2 hits per 9 innings) with 411 walks.
The Houston Astros have recorded an on-base percentage of .332 and a team batting average of .269 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 333 occasions (30th in the league) and have totaled 447 hits. Houston has hit 53 home runs this season to go along with 236 runs batted in. The Astros hold a slugging percentage of .425 and they tally 5.21 runs per outing (2nd in baseball). They have notched 91 doubles, while getting a free base 150 times as well as scoring 250 runs.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.208 with a FIP of 4.27 as a staff over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 (430 strikeouts vs 163 free passes). They are sitting at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 352. They have allowed 60 dingers and they surrender 4.18 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Houston pitching staff have surrendered 198 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (185 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 44 save situations, the Astros have accrued 25 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 18 save opportunities and they have tallied 9 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 51 times in high leverage situations in addition to 45 occasions with runners on. Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.3% out of their 77 inherited runners. They are ranked 25th in the league holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 152 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season.
The Houston Astros have twisted 41 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in baseball). The Astros have racked up 394 assists, 18 errors and have a total of 1,280 putouts for the season. Out of their 3,840 innings played, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 72.5% (2nd in MLB).
Odorizzi (62-58 mark in his career) has a 3.97 ERA while surrendering 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.79 and he has faced 4,418 batters in his career. He has given up 463 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.242 and a FIP of 4.1. So far in his pro baseball career, Odorizzi has given up 944 base knocks while totaling 1,006 K's in 1,050 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego
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