San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+130) Atlanta (-150)
The San Diego Padres (20-12) are on their way to Truist Park on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Atlanta Braves (15-17). The odds on this game have the Padres at +130 and the Braves are at -150. The total is 6.5. The expected starting pitchers are Yu Darvish and Max Fried.
As a squad, the San Diego Padres are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 11th in the league. They have racked up 137 runs scored and hold an OBP of .320. The Padres have hit 44 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 28 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 134 runs batted in and 236 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is .227. San Diego has a slugging % of .364 and have been called out on strikes 266 times, while being walked on 130 occasions.
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The Padres have a team earned run average of 3.68 on the season (14th in baseball), and they have rung up 284 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 97 opposing players and their FIP is 3.71 as a unit this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.93 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.16. Padres pitchers have relinquished 31 home runs and also 129 runs in total (17th in MLB).
The Padres have dispatched 103 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 39 base runners on the season and 53.8% of those players crossed home plate. They have earned 13 saves this year and have blown 4 of their 17 save chances. The Padres bullpen have a save percentage of 76.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 46 save situations. The relievers have recorded 26 holds over the course of the season (3rd in the league). Padres relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 23 times as well as having 37 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Diego Padres have accumulated 858 putouts this year, as well as 290 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .990 which puts them in 3rd in professional baseball, and they have twisted 26 double plays. The Padres have transformed 71.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,574 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 6th in pro baseball.
Darvish (82-68 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.49 while he has faced 5,470 hitters in the majors. He has allowed 1,073 base hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 452 free passes. His ERA is 3.58 (527 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.149. Darvish has taken the mound for 1,326 frames and has racked up 1,619 strikeouts during his MLB career.
Atlanta has a total of 39 HRs this season as well as 123 runs batted in. They have tallied 58 doubles, while taking a walk 104 times as well as racking up 131 runs. The Atlanta Braves hold an on-base percentage of .300 and a batting average of .225 on the year. The Braves have a team slugging % of .395 and they earn 4.09 runs per game (16th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 296 instances (3rd in baseball) and have notched a total of 235 base hits.
The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 137 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.10 (128 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 25 dingers and they relinquish 4.39 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.278 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.49 (291 strikeouts against 117 walks). They are sitting at 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 242.
Atlanta bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.3% out of their 51 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 27 times in high leverage situations and also on 32 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 26 save situations, the Braves have recorded 14 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They sit at 3rd in baseball with a save rate of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 104 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Atlanta has called on relievers to enter the game in 12 save opportunities and they have recorded 10 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have gotten 22 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (5th in the majors). The Braves have recorded 272 assists, 12 errors and have amassed 843 putouts so far this season. In their 2,529 innings played, the Braves have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (18th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Fried has given up 440 hits while he has accumulated 482 strikeouts in 484 frames. He has allowed a total of 177 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.200 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.42 and he has gone up against 1,998 batters so far in his career. Fried (44-20 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.29 earned run average while allowing 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-150)
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