Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-140) San Diego (+120)
Petco Park is the site where the San Diego Padres (85-68) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-47) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Los Angeles at -140 and San Diego is sitting at +120. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Julio Urias and Joe Musgrove.
Los Angeles is slugging .448 and have struck out 1,285 times, while drawing a walk on 570 occasions. They have 778 runs batted in and 1,352 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate sits at .259. The Dodgers have tallied 312 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 205 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 812 runs while having a team OBP of .335. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are compiling 5.3 runs per outing, which is 1st in baseball.
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The Dodgers have an earned run average of 2.84 so far this year (1st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,371 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.56 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.05. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 145 long balls and 490 runs in total (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 385 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.50 as a unit this year.
Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 98 times as well as having 126 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 87 holds on the season (9th in MLB). The Dodgers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 69.0% and has come into the game in 147 save situations. They have accumulated 40 saves so far this season and have not converted 18 of their 58 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 135 runners for the season with 26.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Dodgers have dispatched 527 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tally of 4,106 putouts for the season, as well as 1,269 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which puts them in 16th in baseball, and they have turned 111 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 73.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 12,318 innings on the field, ranking them 1st in professional baseball.
Urias (49-17 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.41 and he has faced 2,390 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 477 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 166 free passes. His ERA is 2.86 (187 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.092. Urias has thrown 588 innings and has earned 584 K's during his pro baseball career.
San Diego has tallied 147 HRs for the year to go along with 656 runs batted in. They have hit 262 doubles, while walking 547 times as well as notching 678 runs. The San Diego Padres hold an OBP of .319 and a team batting average of .241 this year. The Padres have a team SLG% of .384 and they tally 4.43 runs per outing (11th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,233 occasions (21st in the league) and have earned 1,245 base hits.
The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.207 and have a FIP of 3.84 as a squad so far this year. They are currently ranked 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,205. The San Diego pitching staff have given up 630 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.86 (583 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.12 (1,364 strikeouts against 437 bases on balls). They have allowed 166 homers and they concede 4.17 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball).
Sitting with 137 save situations, the Padres have tallied 67 holds and 19 blown saves. San Diego has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 65 save opportunities and they have tallied 46 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 153 times in high leverage situations and on 120 occasions with runners on base. San Diego bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.3% of 191 inherited runners. They are ranked 6th in MLB holding a save rate of 70.8%, and they have dispatched 455 relievers onto the field this season.
In their 12,243 innings played, the Padres are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.3% (9th in pro baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 112 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (9th in the majors). The Padres have accrued 1,296 assists, 72 errors and have notched a total of 4,081 putouts so far this season.
In his MLB career, Musgrove has given up 780 base hits and he has 837 strikeouts in 848 innings pitched. He has allowed 362 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.170 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.95 and he has faced 3,530 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Musgrove (50-54 career record) has earned a 3.84 earned run average and has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-140)
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