San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+140) Los Angeles (-160)
Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres (11-10, 3rd in NL West) travel to Dodger Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (14-5, 1st in NL West). The Padres open this game at +140 while the Dodgers are coming in at -160. The O/U opens at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Blake Snell and Trevor Bauer.
As a squad, the San Diego Padres are putting up 3.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 27th in the league. They have accumulated 75 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .323. The Padres have hit 27 doubles as a squad and have hit 18 balls out of the stadium. They have 70 runs batted in as well as 160 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is .231. San Diego has a slugging rate of .354 and have struck out 173 times, while being walked on 88 occasions.
Padres pitchers have conceded 25 home runs and also 71 runs in total (7th in MLB). They have walked 56 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.37 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 4.25 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.03. The Padres hold a team earned run average of 2.54 this season (1st in MLB), and their staff has rung up 238 hitters.
The Padres relief pitchers have a save percentage of 64.3% and has entered the game in 28 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 24 runners this season with 16.7% of those players crossed the plate. Padres relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 16 times and also have had 23 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have sent 83 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen have notched 13 holds over the course of the season (6th in the league). They have recorded 9 saves for the year and have blown 5 of their 14 save chances.
The Padres have turned 71.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,719 innings on the field, ranking them 8th in professional baseball. The San Diego Padres have notched a total of 573 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 165 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .976 which puts them in 27th in professional baseball, and have a total of 155 double plays.
Snell has thrown 571 frames and is sitting with 672 punch outs so far in his career. Snell (42-30 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.51 while he has gone up against 2,362 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.26 (207 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.241. He has allowed 467 base hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 242 free passes.
Los Angeles has recorded 25 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 90 RBIs. They have tallied 37 two-baggers, while taking a walk 85 times as well as notching 96 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have recorded a team OBP of .342 as well as a batting average of .245 this year. The Dodgers hold a team slugging percentage of .432 and they tally 5.05 runs per outing (5th in the league). They have struck out on 173 occasions (10th in baseball) and are sitting with 157 base knocks.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.029 and have a FIP of 3.11 as a staff on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.04 (186 strikeouts vs 46 walks). They sit at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 130. They have yielded 17 home runs and they relinquish 3.10 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 59 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 2.68 (51 earned runs allowed).
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 12 save chances and they have come away with 8 saves. They sit at 13th in MLB holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 56 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 33 times in high leverage situations in addition to 18 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 13.6% out of 22 inherited base runners. With 30 save situations, the Dodgers have amassed 17 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 9 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in the majors). The Dodgers have accrued 161 assists, 11 errors and have earned a total of 514 putouts this season. Out of their 1,542 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.3% (6th in baseball).
So far in his career, Bauer has allowed 1,061 hits while totaling 1,315 punch outs in 1,216 frames. He has given up a total of 523 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.251 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.86 and he has faced 5,127 opposing hitters so far in his career. Bauer (77-64 career record) holds a 3.87 earned run average while conceding 7.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-160)
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