Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-125) San Diego (+105)
The San Diego Padres (4-3) will play the Atlanta Braves (3-4) at Petco Park on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has Atlanta at -125 and San Diego is coming in at +105. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Ian Anderson and Nick Martínez.
As a team, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which is 8th in MLB. They have tallied 34 runs and have an OBP of .342. The Braves have accounted for 13 two-baggers as a team and have hit 7 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 31 RBI's as well as 53 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average sits at .238. Atlanta has a slugging rate of .390 and have struck out 62 times, while taking a walk on 33 occasions.
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The Braves have compiled a team ERA of 5.14 for the season (27th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 65 batters. They have walked 20 hitters and their FIP is 3.04 as a unit so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. Braves pitchers have surrendered 5 home runs in addition to 37 runs in total (29th in the league).
The Braves relief pitchers have a save percentage of 100.0% and stepped onto the hill in 4 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 12 runners on the year with 58.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Braves relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 8 times as well as having 3 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 21 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 2 holds on the season (20th in the league). They have compiled 2 saves over the course of the season and have blown 0 of 2 chances to save the game.
The Atlanta Braves have accumulated 189 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 60 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .988 which ranks 8th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 3 double plays. The Braves have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 567 innings, which has them sitting 23rd in pro baseball.
Anderson has thrown 163 innings and has earned 166 strikeouts in his MLB career. Anderson (12-8 career record) has a FIP of 3.87 while going up against 689 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.47 (63 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.231. He has conceded 129 base knocks (7.1 hits per 9 innings) with 72 free passes.
San Diego has compiled 4 home runs over the course of the season as well as 24 RBIs. They have 11 two-baggers, while walking 31 times as well as recording 27 runs. The San Diego Padres have accounted for a team OBP of .326 and a team batting average of .230 for the season. The Padres hold a slugging percentage of .348 and they are earning 3.86 runs per game (18th in the league). They have struck out on 65 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have totaled 53 base knocks.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.217 with a FIP of 3.86 as a staff so far this year. They have a ranking of 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 44. The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 28 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.20 (28 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.31 (67 strikeouts vs 29 walks). They have allowed 7 dingers and they allow 4.20 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).
San Diego relievers hold an inherited score rate of 57.1% of 7 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 10 times in high leverage situations and on 4 occasions with base runners. With 13 save situations, the Padres have 7 holds and 2 blown saves. They are ranked 17th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 25 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 5 save opportunities and they have walked away with 3 saves.
In their 540 innings on the diamond, the Padres are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 73.9% (6th in the majors). The San Diego Padres have gotten 8 double plays and have a fielding percentage of 1.000 (1st in the majors). The Padres have 54 assists, 0 errors and are sitting with 180 putouts on the campaign.
During his pro baseball career, Martinez has allowed 459 base knocks and he has 243 strikeouts in 420 innings pitched. Martinez (17-30 career win-loss record) has a 4.73 earned run average and has given up 9.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 221 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.446 and a FIP of 5.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.63 and he has gone up against 1,846 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-125)
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