San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 4/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-170) Arizona (+150)
Chase Field is the site where the Arizona Diamondbacks (52-110 last year) will take on the San Diego Padres (79-83 last season) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Padres at -170 while the Diamondbacks are at +150. The over/under is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Yu Darvish and Madison Bumgarner.
As a team, the San Diego Padres notched 4.5 runs per contest, which had them sitting at 15th in MLB. They earned 729 runs scored and held an on-base percentage of .321. The Padres recorded 273 two-baggers as a unit and hit 180 balls out of the park. They accrued 695 RBI's in addition to 1,305 hits during the previous year, and their average at the plate finished at .242. San Diego had a slugging percentage of .401 and were called out on strikes 1,324 times, while being walked on 586 occasions.
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Padres pitchers allowed 205 home runs and 708 runs in total (14th in baseball). They walked 516 opposing batters and their FIP was 4.18 as a squad over the course of the prior season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.94 and the pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Padres finished with a team earned run average of 4.10 over the course of last year (14th in the league), and the staff rung up 1,517 hitters.
The Padres relief pitchers recorded a save percentage of 61.4% and stepped onto the hill in 163 save situations. The relief pitchers inherited 173 runners for the prior year with 35.3% of them crossed the plate. Padres relief pitchers went to the mound with players on base 123 times and also had 156 contests in high leverage situations. The Padres dispatched 624 relievers to the hill in the previous season. The relief pitchers recorded 91 holds last season (8th in the league). They accumulated 43 saves over the course of last season and blew 27 of 70 chances to save the game.
The Padres turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,870 innings on the field, which had them ranked 12th in MLB. The San Diego Padres had 4,290 putouts over the course of last season, as well as 1,399 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding percentage finished at .986 which put them in 10th in pro baseball, and they twisted 139 double plays.
Darvish has taken the mound for 1,293 innings and has 1,591 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.56 (512 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.151. He has conceded 1,047 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 442 walks. Darvish (79-67 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.49 while going up against 5,333 batters in the major leagues.
Arizona tallied 144 home runs in the previous season and 644 runs batted in. They notched 308 doubles, while getting a free base 537 times and scoring 679 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks held an on-base percentage of .309 and a batting average of .236 for the previous season. The Diamondbacks held a team slugging percentage of .382 and they tallied 4.19 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They were rung up on 1,465 occasions (7th in baseball) and accounted for 1,297 base hits.
The Diamondbacks held a team WHIP of 1.436 and had a FIP of 4.88 as a pitching staff in the prior season. They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.23 (1,238 strikeouts vs 555 walks). They finished at 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,480. They conceded 232 long balls and they surrendered 5.67 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Arizona pitching staff given up 893 runs for the previous season while having a team ERA of 5.11 (804 earned runs yielded).
Wrapping up the year with 120 save situations, the Diamondbacks had 68 holds and also 28 blown saves. Arizona had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 50 save opportunities and they walked away with 22 saves. Their relief pitchers took the field 151 times in high leverage situations in addition to 143 occasions with runners on. Arizona relief pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 31.9% out of 210 inherited runners. They were ranked 30th in baseball holding a save percentage of 44.0%, and they sent 566 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond last season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks turned 113 double plays and held a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in MLB). The Diamondbacks accrued 1,374 assists, 100 errors and accumulated 4,252 putouts during the previous year. In 12,756 innings played, the Diamondbacks earned a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (27th in baseball).
Bumgarner (127-106 career mark) has a 3.31 earned run average while conceding 8.0 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.06 and he has faced 8,310 hitters during his career. He has conceded a total of 748 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.122 and a FIP of 3.5. During his career, Bumgarner has given up 1,803 base hits while tallying 1,948 strikeouts in 2,034 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (+150)
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