San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+165) Los Angeles (-217)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Max Scherzer and the Los Angeles Dodgers (89-53, 2nd in NL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (74-66, 3rd in NL West) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has the Padres coming in at +165 and the Dodgers are at -217. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Blake Snell and Max Scherzer.
As a team, the San Diego Padres are compiling 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in baseball. They have notched a total of 641 runs while holding a team OBP of .324. The Padres have accrued 221 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 160 balls out of the park. They have amassed 609 runs batted in in addition to 1,118 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate sits at .241. San Diego is slugging .401 and have struck out 1,155 times, while drawing a walk on 527 occasions.
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Padres pitchers have allowed 166 home runs and also 571 total runs (7th in baseball). They have walked 434 opposing players and their FIP is 3.98 as a team on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Padres have compiled a team earned run average of 3.78 for the year (8th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,333 hitters.
The Padres relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 66.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 148 save situations. The relievers have inherited 139 runners on the campaign and 30.9% of those runners ended up scoring. Padres relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 97 times in addition to having 129 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have sent 530 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 84 holds over the course of the season (4th in baseball). They have accumulated 41 saves over the course of the season and have blown 21 out of their 62 chances to save the game.
The San Diego Padres are sitting with 3,729 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,237 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding rate is at .986 which ranks 11th in pro baseball, and have 966 double plays. The Padres have turned 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,187 innings, ranking them 12th in pro baseball.
Snell has pitched in 684 innings and is sitting with 818 punch outs during his MLB career. Snell (49-36 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.56 and he has faced 2,840 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.42 (260 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.254. He has given up 557 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) with 301 free passes.
The Dodgers hold a slugging % of .419 and they have an average of 5.01 runs per outing (5th in MLB). They have notched 217 doubles, while taking a walk 544 times as well as putting up 712 runs. Los Angeles has compiled 198 HRs over the course of the season as well as 684 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,265 instances (11th in the league) and are sitting with 1,148 hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied an OBP of .327 in addition to a team batting average of .240 this year.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.102 in addition to having a FIP of 3.57 as a staff this year. They are currently ranked 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 969. The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 487 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 2.96 (419 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.25 (1,410 strikeouts vs 434 free passes). They have conceded 144 dingers and they allow 3.44 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball).
Sitting with 168 save situations, the Dodgers have tallied 94 holds and also 27 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 72 save opportunities and they have earned 45 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 182 times in high leverage situations and also on 147 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 22.0% of 205 inherited base runners. They sit at 13th in the league with a save percentage of 62.5%, and they have sent 523 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season.
In 11,457 innings played, the Dodgers have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.4% (1st in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 79 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (18th in professional baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 1,148 assists, 79 errors and have earned 3,819 putouts on the campaign.
Scherzer (188-97 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.15 ERA and has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.44 and he has faced 10,167 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 880 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.085 and having a FIP of 3.1. During his career, Scherzer has surrendered 2,052 base hits while earning 2,994 strikeouts in 2,511 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-217)
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