Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+110) San Diego (-130)
The San Diego Padres (5-4) will go up against the Atlanta Braves (4-5) at Petco Park on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Braves at +110 and the Padres are sitting at -130. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Bryce Elder and Yu Darvish.
Atlanta has a slugging rate of .383 and have struck out 80 times, while taking a walk on 37 occasions. They have recorded 36 RBI's as well as 68 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is at .234. The Braves have earned 16 two-baggers as a team and have hit 9 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 40 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .326. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are compiling 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in the league.
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The Braves have a team ERA of 5.18 on the campaign (26th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 87 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.48 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Braves pitchers have relinquished 7 home runs and 51 runs in total (30th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 25 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.20 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Braves bullpen have earned a save rate of 100.0% and stepped onto the hill in 6 save situations. The relievers have inherited 12 runners for the year and 58.3% of those runners ended up scoring. Braves bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 8 times as well as having 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 28 relievers to the mound this season. The relievers have a total of 3 holds over the course of the season (18th in MLB). They have earned 3 saves so far this season and have not converted 0 out of their 3 save opportunities.
The Braves have converted 66.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 720 innings, which has them sitting 28th in professional baseball. The Atlanta Braves have earned a total of 240 putouts this season, as well as 72 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which has them ranked 23rd in baseball, and have earned 4 double plays.
Elder has taken the ball for 5 frames and has accumulated 4 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 4.76 (3 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.059. He has surrendered 6 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) with 0 free passes. Elder (1-0 mark in his career) has a FIP of 6.20 and he has faced 22 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Padres hold a team slugging % of .373 and they score 4.56 runs per game (10th in the league). They have put up 16 two-baggers, while walking 36 times as well as scoring 41 runs. San Diego has recorded 6 long balls for the season to go along with 38 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 87 instances (1st in the league) and have a total of 75 base knocks. The San Diego Padres are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .335 and a team batting average of .248 over the course of the season.
The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 34 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.92 (34 earned runs conceded). They have given up 9 long balls and they concede 3.92 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.179 and have a FIP of 3.78 as a team so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.58 (85 strikeouts vs 33 walks). They are sitting at 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 59.
With 13 save situations, the Padres have 7 holds and also 2 blown saves. San Diego has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 5 save chances and they have converted 3 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 13 times in high leverage situations in addition to 6 occasions with base runners. San Diego bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 50.0% of 10 inherited runners. They sit at 22nd in MLB with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 32 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
In their 702 innings on the diamond, the Padres hold a efficiency on defense of 73.5% (6th in pro baseball). The San Diego Padres have gotten 10 double plays and own a fielding percentage of 1.000 (1st in pro baseball). The Padres have accrued 75 assists, 0 errors and have notched a total of 234 putouts on the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Darvish has surrendered 1,055 base hits while tallying 1,596 strikeouts in 1,301 innings pitched. He has conceded 521 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.155 and having a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.56 and he has gone up against 5,370 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Darvish (79-68 career record) is the owner of a 3.60 earned run average while conceding 7.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+110)
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