San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+160) Los Angeles (-170)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (14-4, 1st in NL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (10-9, 3rd in NL West) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Padres coming in at +160 and the Dodgers are at -170. The O/U is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Ryan Weathers and Walker Buehler.
As a team, the San Diego Padres are compiling 3.7 runs per outing, which ranks them 24th in the league. They have tallied 70 runs and hold an OBP of .328. The Padres have accumulated 24 doubles as a team and have smacked 17 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 66 runs batted in and 146 hits for the season, while their team batting average comes in at .233. San Diego has a slugging % of .359 and have been rung up 150 times, while taking a walk on 82 occasions.
The Padres have a team ERA of 2.50 on the year (1st in MLB), and their staff has struck out 211 hitters. They have walked 47 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.20 as a squad on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 4.49 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.01. Padres pitchers have surrendered 21 home runs in addition to 65 total runs (8th in baseball).
The Padres have sent 71 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 19 runners for the year and 15.8% of those runners ended up scoring. They have 8 saves so far this season and have not converted 2 of 10 save chances. The Padres bullpen have a save rate of 80.0% and stepped onto the hill in 21 save situations. The bullpen have earned 10 holds this year (11th in the league). Padres relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 13 times and also have had 18 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Padres have converted 72.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,476 innings on the field, which ranks them 5th in baseball. The San Diego Padres are sitting with 492 putouts on the year, in addition to 149 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .976 which puts them in 29th in the majors, and have 133 double plays.
Weathers has taken the ball for 9 innings and is sitting with 10 punch outs so far in his career. Weathers (1-0 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.59 and he has gone up against 34 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 0.93 (1 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.724. He has given up 3 hits (2.8 hits per nine innings) and has 4 walks.
Los Angeles has 23 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 88 RBIs. They have recorded 36 two-baggers, while taking a walk 82 times and putting up 94 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for an on-base percentage of .345 in addition to a team batting average of .248 this season. The Dodgers have a SLG% of .433 and they score 5.22 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have struck out on 163 occasions (9th in baseball) and have tallied 151 hits.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.043 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.12 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They sit at 11th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 123. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 56 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 2.67 (48 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.83 (176 strikeouts against 46 bases on balls). They have allowed 16 homers and they concede 3.11 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 13.6% out of 22 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 32 times in high leverage situations and on 18 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 30 save situations, the Dodgers have 17 holds and also 4 blown saves. They are ranked 11th in MLB holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 54 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. Los Angeles has had relievers enter the contest in 12 save opportunities and they have come away with 8 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 8 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (17th in pro baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 149 assists, 11 errors and are sitting with 460 putouts during this campaign. In their 1,380 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (8th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Buehler has surrendered 300 hits while tallying 432 punch outs in 383 frames. He has conceded a total of 132 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.027 and a FIP of 3.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.60 and he has faced 1,539 batters so far in his MLB career. Buehler (25-9 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.10 earned run average and has conceded 7.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (+160)
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