San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+145) Los Angeles (-192)
Max Scherzer and the Los Angeles Dodgers (100-56, 2nd in NL West) play the San Diego Padres (78-78, 3rd in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Padres coming in at +145 and the Dodgers are at -192. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Craig Stammen and Max Scherzer.
As a team, the San Diego Padres are notching 4.5 runs/g, which puts them at 14th in the league. They have a total of 709 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .322. The Padres have accumulated 260 doubles as a team and have knocked 175 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 676 runs batted in and 1,256 hits for the season, and their team batting average sits at .242. San Diego has a slugging % of .402 and have struck out 1,269 times, while being walked on 572 occasions.
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Padres pitchers have conceded 191 home runs and also 671 total runs (14th in the league). They have walked 492 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.09 as a team so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.98 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Padres have a team earned run average of 4.01 this season (14th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,467 batters.
The Padres bullpen have compiled a save rate of 61.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 160 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 166 runners for the season and 34.3% of them crossed home plate. Padres bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 118 times in addition to having 150 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 601 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The bullpen have 90 holds this year (7th in the league). They have compiled 42 saves on the season and have not converted 26 of 68 save opportunities.
The San Diego Padres have earned a total of 4,140 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,358 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 10th in baseball, and they have turned 1,081 double plays. The Padres have transformed 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,420 innings on the field, which has them sitting 15th in the majors.
Stammen (54-42 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.66 while he has gone up against 3,512 opposing batters in the majors. He has allowed 810 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 226 free passes. His ERA is 3.61 (338 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.231. Stammen has thrown 841 innings and has earned 705 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have tallied an on-base percentage of .328 and a team batting average of .242 on the season. They have struck out on 1,364 occasions (13th in MLB) and have earned 1,272 base knocks. Los Angeles has knocked in 218 HRs on the year as well as 753 RBIs. The Dodgers have a SLG% of .421 and they earn 5.02 runs per outing (5th in the league). They have put up 238 doubles, while walking 589 times as well as scoring 783 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 536 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 2.97 (462 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 155 homers and they yield 3.45 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.097 in addition to having a FIP of 3.55 as a pitching staff on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.27 (1,538 strikeouts vs 471 free passes). They are sitting at 1st in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,063.
Sitting with 191 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 110 holds and also 27 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers take the mound in 79 save opportunities and they have earned 52 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 197 times in high leverage situations in addition to 161 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 21.0% out of 224 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 6th in the league with a save percentage of 65.8%, and they have dispatched 576 relievers onto the field over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 89 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in pro baseball). The Dodgers have recorded 1,253 assists, 85 errors and have 4,194 putouts over the course of the season. In their 12,582 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have a defensive efficiency of 72.4% (1st in baseball).
Scherzer (190-97 mark in his career) has a 3.15 ERA while allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.45 and he has gone up against 10,239 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 885 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.082 and having a FIP of 3.1. In his MLB career, Scherzer has allowed 2,061 base knocks while he has totaled 3,016 K's in 2,531 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (+145)
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