Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres
Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+145) San Diego (-175)
The Cincinnati Reds (2-7) are en route to Petco Park on Monday where they will try to defeat the San Diego Padres (5-5). The line on this contest has Cincinnati at +145 while San Diego is coming in at -175. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Nick Lodolo and Sean Manaea.
Cincinnati has a slugging % of .294 and have struck out 83 times, while drawing a walk on 23 occasions. They have recorded 32 runs batted in in addition to 53 hits so far this year, and their team batting average is at .185. The Reds have tallied 10 doubles as a team and have hit 7 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 33 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .256. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 3.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 20th in MLB.
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The Reds have compiled a team earned run average of 5.09 on the campaign (27th in the league), and the staff has struck out 77 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 38 opposing players and their FIP is 4.65 as a squad for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.03 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.54. Reds pitchers have given up 11 home runs and also 49 runs (27th in baseball).
Reds relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 9 times as well as having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 2 holds this year (26th in baseball). The Reds relievers have recorded a save rate of 100.0% and stepped onto the hill in 4 save situations. They have accumulated 2 saves so far this season and have blown 0 of 2 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 runners for the season and 46.7% of those players crossed the plate. The Reds have sent 35 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Cincinnati Reds have a total of 228 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 61 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .990 which ranks 6th in the majors, and have 6 double plays. The Reds have converted 66.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 684 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 27th in professional baseball.
Lodolo (0-1 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 11.27 while he has gone up against 24 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 7 base hits (15.8 hits per nine innings) with 3 free passes. His earned run average is 11.25 (5 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 2.500. Lodolo has taken the hill for 4 innings and has earned 4 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Padres hold a slugging percentage of .368 and they have an average of 4.30 runs per game (15th in the league). They have 16 doubles, while walking 37 times as well as putting up 43 runs. San Diego has recorded 8 home runs this season and 40 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 98 occasions (1st in MLB) and have totaled 79 base hits. The San Diego Padres have compiled an OBP of .320 and a batting average of .237 on the campaign.
The Padres are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.207 and have a FIP of 4.18 as a pitching staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.46 (91 strikeouts vs 37 bases on balls). They rank 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 68. They have conceded 12 HR's and they allow 4.03 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The San Diego pitching staff have given up 39 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.03 (39 earned runs conceded).
San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 5 save opportunities and they have walked away with 3 saves. They are ranked 22nd in MLB with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 34 relievers to the mound this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 13 times in high leverage situations and on 6 occasions with runners on. San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 50.0% out of their 10 inherited base runners. With 13 save situations, the Padres have earned 7 holds and 2 blown saves.
The San Diego Padres have gotten 12 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of 1.000 (1st in baseball). The Padres have accrued 90 assists, 0 errors and have accumulated 261 putouts over the course of the season. In 783 innings played, the Padres hold a defensive efficiency of 73.8% (6th in MLB).
Manaea (51-42 career record) holds a 3.82 earned run average and has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.57 and he has gone up against 3,070 batters in his career. He has given up a total of 314 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.192 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Manaea has surrendered 699 base knocks while totaling 654 K's in 740 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-175)
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