Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Petco Park is the site where the San Diego Padres (86-68) will compete against the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-48) on Thursday. The starting pitchers are Caleb Ferguson and Sean Manaea.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.3 runs/g, which has them at 1st in MLB. They have a total of 815 runs while holding a team OBP of .335. The Dodgers have accrued 313 doubles as a team and have smacked 205 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 780 RBI's and 1,358 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average sits at .258. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .446 and have struck out 1,296 times, while drawing a walk on 578 occasions.
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The Dodgers hold a team earned run average of 2.83 so far this year (1st in the league), and they have rung up 1,381 batters. They have walked 390 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.49 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.54 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.05. Dodgers pitchers have allowed 145 long balls and 494 runs (1st in the league).
The Dodgers relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 69.0% and stepped onto the hill in 147 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 138 base runners so far this season with 26.8% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Dodgers pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 100 times as well as having 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 532 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen are sitting with 87 holds for the year (9th in MLB). They have tallied 40 saves this year and have missed out on 18 out of their 58 save chances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 4,135 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,278 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball, and they have turned 111 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 73.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,405 innings, which ranks them 1st in professional baseball.
Ferguson has thrown 144 innings and has earned 173 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 3.48 (56 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.203. He has surrendered 118 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) with 56 free passes. Ferguson (11-5 career mark) has a FIP of 3.95 while going up against 609 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Padres have a team SLG% of .383 and they are scoring 4.43 runs per game (12th in the league). They have notched 264 two-baggers, while walking 552 times as well as racking up 682 runs. San Diego has recorded 147 HRs so far this season as well as 659 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,243 occasions (21st in MLB) and are sitting with 1,251 base hits. The San Diego Padres have compiled a team on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a team batting average of .240 for the year.
The Padres have a WHIP of 1.209 in addition to having a FIP of 3.84 as a team over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,211. The San Diego pitching staff have given up 633 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.84 (585 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.09 (1,375 strikeouts vs 445 free passes). They have conceded 166 home runs and they concede 4.16 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball).
San Diego relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.4% out of 193 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 156 times in high leverage situations and on 122 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 140 save situations, the Padres have earned 68 holds and also 21 blown saves. They are currently ranked 9th in the league with a save percentage of 68.7%, and they have dispatched 460 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season. San Diego has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 67 save opportunities and they have walked away with 46 saves.
In their 12,333 innings on the field, the Padres have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (10th in MLB). The San Diego Padres have gotten 113 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (9th in pro baseball). The Padres have recorded 1,303 assists, 74 errors and have earned a total of 4,111 putouts this season.
Manaea (57-50 career record) holds a 4.09 earned run average while conceding 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.44 and he has faced 3,662 hitters in his career. He has given up 398 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.230 and a FIP of 4.1. So far in his MLB career, Manaea has surrendered 847 hits and he has 788 K's in 875 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego
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