San Diego Padres vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-145) Houston (+135)
Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros (27-23, 2nd in AL West) play the San Diego Padres (33-19, 1st in NL West) at Minute Maid Park on Sunday. The Padres open this game at -145 while the Astros are priced at +135. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Blake Snell and Zack Greinke.
San Diego is slugging .380 and have been rung up 423 times, while drawing a walk on 211 occasions. They have accrued 231 runs batted in and 411 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is sitting at .238. The Padres have accumulated 72 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 51 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 247 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .325. As a squad, the San Diego Padres are earning 4.8 runs per game, which puts them at 9th in MLB.
Padres pitchers have allowed 52 home runs and 161 runs in total (2nd in the league). They have walked 163 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.46 as a squad on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.36 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.09. The Padres hold a team ERA of 2.58 on the year (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 547 hitters.
The Padres relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 70.4% and has come into the game in 58 save situations. The relievers have inherited 45 runners so far this season and 22.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Padres bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 32 times in addition to having 56 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 197 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 30 holds on the year (6th in MLB). They have recorded 19 saves this season and have blown 8 of 27 chances to get a save.
The San Diego Padres have earned a total of 1,405 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 432 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which is 27th in baseball, and they have twisted 361 double plays. The Padres have converted 71.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,215 innings on the field, which has them ranked 6th in professional baseball.
Snell has pitched in 600 innings and has tallied 715 punch outs thus far in his career. Snell (43-31 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.55 while he has faced 2,493 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.33 (222 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.258. He has allowed 495 base hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 260 walks.
The Astros hold a team SLG% of .426 and they average 5.16 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They have put up 94 doubles, while walking 164 times and recording 258 runs. Houston has accounted for 57 home runs on the season and 244 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 345 occasions (30th in the league) and have recorded 462 base hits. The Houston Astros are sitting with a team OBP of .334 as well as a team batting average of .267 so far this season.
The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.206 and have a FIP of 4.26 as a team on the year. They have a ranking of 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 366. The Houston pitching staff have given up 210 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.85 (191 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.61 (449 strikeouts vs 172 walks). They have surrendered 63 HR's and they give up 4.24 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball).
With 46 save situations, the Astros have compiled 26 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 19 save opportunities and they have converted 10 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 55 times in high leverage situations in addition to 48 occasions with runners on. Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.8% out of their 79 inherited runners. They are ranked 25th in MLB with a save rate of 52.6%, and they have dispatched 160 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
Out of their 4,020 innings on the field, the Astros are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 72.6% (2nd in professional baseball). The Houston Astros have turned 41 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .988 (3rd in pro baseball). The Astros have racked up 411 assists, 21 errors and have 1,340 putouts over the course of the season.
Thus far in his career, Greinke has given up 2,790 hits while he has tallied 2,742 strikeouts in 3,004 innings. Greinke (212-128 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.38 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 1,129 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.158 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.97 and he has gone up against 12,267 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+135)
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