Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+140) San Diego (-160)
The San Diego Padres (7-5) are welcoming the Cincinnati Reds (2-9) at Petco Park on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Cincinnati at +140 while San Diego is coming in at -160. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Vladimir Gutierrez and MacKenzie Gore.
The Reds have accounted for 13 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 8 balls out of the park. Cincinnati is slugging .287 and have struck out 107 times, while being walked on 29 occasions. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are scoring 3.2 runs per game, which is 25th in baseball. They have accumulated 34 RBI's as well as 63 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .181. They have earned a total of 35 runs while holding a team OBP of .254.
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The Reds are sitting with a team ERA of 5.77 on the campaign (29th in baseball), and they have struck out 97 batters. They have walked 51 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.54 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.90 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.61. Reds pitchers have allowed 12 long balls in addition to 62 total runs (30th in the league).
The Reds relievers have a save rate of 100.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 4 save situations. The relievers have inherited 18 base runners this season and 38.9% of them crossed the plate. Reds pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 11 times in addition to having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 43 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relievers have a total of 2 holds so far this season (26th in baseball). They have compiled 2 saves for the season and have blown 0 out of their 2 save opportunities.
The Cincinnati Reds have a total of 276 putouts this season, in addition to 77 assists and 2 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .994 which ranks 4th in baseball, and have a total of 6 double plays. The Reds have converted 66.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 828 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 28th in MLB.
Gutierrez has taken the ball for 122 innings and has 95 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.78 (65 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.447. He has allowed 126 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 51 free passes. Gutierrez (9-8 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.14 and he has gone up against 537 batters during his time in the major leagues.
San Diego has knocked in 9 home runs for the year to go along with 46 RBIs. They have hit 17 two-baggers, while taking a walk 51 times and racking up 49 runs. The San Diego Padres have a team on-base percentage of .325 in addition to a team batting average of .229 for the season. The Padres hold a team slugging % of .352 and they are scoring 4.08 runs per contest (18th in MLB). They have struck out on 114 occasions (1st in the league) and have totaled 89 hits.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.124 and have a FIP of 4.02 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.75 (110 strikeouts against 40 free passes). They rank 17th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 78. They have conceded 14 long balls and they allow 3.51 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 41 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.51 (41 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 19 save situations, the Padres have tallied 11 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. San Diego has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 7 save opportunities and they have walked away with 5 saves. Their relievers have come in 16 times in high leverage situations and also on 7 occasions with base runners. San Diego relievers have an inherited score rate of 45.5% out of 11 inherited base runners. They rank 16th in the league with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 40 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
In their 945 innings on the field, the Padres have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 75.1% (2nd in MLB). The San Diego Padres have gotten 12 double plays and own a fielding percentage of 1.000 (1st in professional baseball). The Padres have recorded 104 assists, 0 errors and have a total of 315 putouts so far this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Gore has conceded 3 base hits while he has totaled 3 strikeouts in 5 frames. Gore (0-0 career mark) is the owner of a 3.38 ERA while conceding 5.1 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 2 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 0.938 and a FIP of 5.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.50 and he has faced 20 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-160)
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