San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 4/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-150) Arizona (+130)
The San Diego Padres (79-83 last season) are on their way to Chase Field on Friday where they will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (52-110 last year). The moneyline on this contest has San Diego at -150 and Arizona is priced at +130. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Sean Manaea and Merrill Kelly.
As a team, the San Diego Padres recorded 4.5 runs per game, which was 15th in the league. They had a total of 729 runs while holding a team OBP of .321. The Padres accounted for 273 doubles as a squad and hit 180 baseballs out of the park. They had 695 runs batted in in addition to 1,305 hits for the previous season, and their team batting average was .242. San Diego had a slugging rate of .401 and struck out 1,324 times, while taking a walk on 586 occasions.
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The Padres had a team ERA of 4.10 during the previous year (14th in MLB), and the staff rung up 1,517 hitters. They walked 516 opposing players and their FIP finished at 4.18 as a team last year. They accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.94 and the pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.25. Padres pitchers surrendered 205 home runs and also 708 total runs (14th in baseball).
Padres bullpen pitchers entered the game with runners on 123 times in addition to having 156 outings in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers had 91 holds for the previous season (8th in the league). The Padres relievers had a save percentage of 61.4% and stepped onto the hill in 163 save situations. They recorded 43 saves for the previous season and blew 27 out of their 70 save chances. The relievers inherited 173 base runners for the previous season with 35.3% of those runners crossed the plate. The Padres sent 624 relievers to the hill over the course of the prior season.
The San Diego Padres notched a total of 4,290 putouts in the prior season, in addition to 1,399 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .986 which put them in 10th in baseball, and had a total of 139 double plays. The Padres transformed 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,870 innings on the field, which had them sitting at 12th in MLB.
Manaea has taken the mound for 727 innings and has totaled 641 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Manaea (50-41 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.96 and he has faced 3,025 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.86 (312 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.204. He has surrendered 695 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 180 free passes.
Arizona accumulated 144 long balls over the course of last year in addition to 644 RBIs. They tallied 308 doubles, while taking a walk 537 times as well as scoring 679 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks held an on-base percentage of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .236 in the previous season. The Diamondbacks had a SLG% of .382 and they averaged 4.19 runs per outing (25th in MLB). They were rung up on 1,465 occasions (7th in MLB) and earned a total of 1,297 base hits.
The Diamondbacks had a team WHIP of 1.436 with a FIP of 4.88 as a squad over the course of the prior season. Their K/BB ratio came in at 2.23 (1,238 strikeouts against 555 walks). They finished at 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,480. They allowed 232 long balls and they conceded 5.67 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Arizona pitching staff given up 893 runs in the previous season while having an ERA of 5.11 (804 earned runs yielded).
Arizona relievers held an inherited score rate of 31.9% of 210 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers took the field 151 times in high leverage situations and also on 143 occasions with base runners. Wrapping up the year with 120 save situations, the Diamondbacks earned 68 holds and also 28 blown saves. They ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 44.0%, and they dispatched 566 bullpen pitchers onto the field last year. Arizona had relief pitchers enter the contest in 50 save chances and they walked away with 22 saves.
In 12,756 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks earned a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (27th in pro baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks turned 113 double plays and owned a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks had 1,374 assists, 100 errors and are sitting with 4,252 putouts in the prior season.
In his pro baseball career, Kelly has surrendered 373 base knocks while he has tallied 317 K's in 372 frames. He has allowed a total of 177 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.277 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and he has faced 1,569 hitters during his pro baseball career. Kelly (23-27 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.27 ERA and has allowed 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+130)
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