San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-185) Los Angeles (+140)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Jose Suarez and the Los Angeles Angels (63-66, 4th in AL West) will play the San Diego Padres (68-61, 3rd in NL West) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Padres coming in at -185 and the Angels are at +140. The O/U opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Craig Stammen and Jose Suarez.
San Diego is slugging .403 and have struck out 1,071 times, while taking a walk on 484 occasions. They have tallied 567 runs batted in and 1,032 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average sits at .241. The Padres have accounted for 204 doubles as a squad and have knocked 151 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 596 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .323. As a team, the San Diego Padres are compiling 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in the league.
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Padres pitchers have relinquished 153 long balls and also 525 total runs (11th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 402 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.98 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.08 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.23. The Padres are sitting with a team ERA of 3.74 over the course of the season (9th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,239 hitters.
Padres bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 85 times and also have had 124 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 78 holds on the year (4th in MLB). The Padres relievers have earned a save rate of 64.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 139 save situations. They have accumulated 38 saves for the year and have missed out on 21 of their 59 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 115 base runners on the campaign with 27.8% of them crossed the plate. The Padres have dispatched 489 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The San Diego Padres have a tally of 3,441 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,150 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which ranks 12th in the majors, and have accumulated 891 double plays. The Padres have turned 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,323 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 18th in MLB.
Stammen has thrown 829 frames and has racked up 695 K's during his career. His earned run average is 3.62 (334 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.238. He has surrendered 802 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 225 free passes. Stammen (53-42 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.65 while facing 3,466 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Angels have recorded an on-base percentage of .312 as well as a batting average of .250 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 1,121 instances (15th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,087 base knocks. Los Angeles is sitting with 157 home runs this year to go along with 557 RBIs. The Angels hold a slugging % of .417 and they are recording 4.54 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They have recorded 225 two-baggers, while getting a free base 355 times as well as scoring 586 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 653 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.80 (601 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 159 homers and they concede 5.21 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB). The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.382 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.30 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.51 (1,189 strikeouts against 473 free passes). They sit at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,085.
Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 51 save chances and they have walked away with 32 saves. They are ranked 10th in baseball with a save rate of 62.7%, and they have sent 434 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 136 times in high leverage situations and also on 186 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.4% out of 281 inherited runners. With 110 save situations, the Angels have recorded 57 holds in addition to 19 blown saves.
In their 10,149 innings on the diamond, the Angels hold a efficiency on defense of 67.9% (28th in baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 95 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in professional baseball). The Angels have accrued 1,103 assists, 77 errors and have earned 3,383 putouts for the year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Suarez has conceded 169 base knocks while totaling 133 punch outs in 147 innings pitched. He has allowed 103 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.571 and having a FIP of 5.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.11 and he has faced 675 opposing batters in his career. Suarez (7-15 career mark) has a 6.28 ERA and has given up 10.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+140)
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