San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-105) Atlanta (-115)
The Atlanta Braves (15-17) will compete against the San Diego Padres (20-12) at Truist Park on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Padres at -105 while the Braves open at -115. The betting total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Sean Manaea and Charlie Morton.
As a team, the San Diego Padres are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. They have notched a total of 137 runs and have an OBP of .320. The Padres have recorded 44 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 28 balls out of the park. They have earned 134 runs batted in and 236 hits this season, and their batting average is sitting at .227. San Diego has a slugging rate of .364 and have struck out 266 times, while being walked on 130 occasions.
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The Padres hold a team earned run average of 3.68 over the course of the season (14th in MLB), and they have struck out 284 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 97 opposing players and their FIP is 3.71 as a squad on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.93 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.16. Padres pitchers have given up 31 home runs and 129 total runs (14th in MLB).
The Padres relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 76.5% and has come into the game in 46 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 39 runners over the course of the season and 53.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Padres pitchers have come into the game with runners on 23 times as well as having 37 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 103 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen have earned 26 holds over the course of the season (4th in MLB). They have accumulated 13 saves over the course of the season and have blown 4 of their 17 save opportunities.
The San Diego Padres have 858 putouts on the year, in addition to 290 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .990 which is 2nd in MLB, and they have twisted 26 double plays. The Padres have converted 71.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,574 innings, which has them sitting 7th in MLB.
Manaea has thrown 763 innings and has totaled 679 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.86 (327 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.199. He has surrendered 723 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 192 free passes. Manaea (52-44 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.94 while going up against 3,172 hitters in the majors.
Atlanta has hit 39 home runs on the season as well as 123 runs batted in. They have recorded 58 doubles, while walking 104 times and notching 131 runs. The Atlanta Braves hold an on-base percentage of .300 and a team batting average of .225 on the year. The Braves have a team SLG% of .395 and they earn 4.09 runs per game (16th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 296 occasions (4th in MLB) and have totaled 235 base hits.
The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.278 in addition to having a FIP of 3.60 as a staff on the season. They are sitting at 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 242. The Atlanta pitching staff have relinquished 137 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.10 (128 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.49 (291 strikeouts against 117 free passes). They have surrendered 25 long balls and they relinquish 4.39 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
Atlanta relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.3% out of their 51 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 27 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 26 save situations, the Braves have earned 14 holds and 2 blown saves. They sit at 3rd in baseball with a save percentage of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 104 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 12 save opportunities and they have walked away with 10 saves.
In 2,529 innings played, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (20th in pro baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 22 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (5th in baseball). The Braves have 272 assists, 12 errors and are sitting with 843 putouts during this campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Morton has conceded 1,568 base knocks while totaling 1,515 strikeouts in 1,653 frames. He has conceded 740 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.307 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.55 and he has gone up against 7,090 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Morton (109-98 career record) holds a 4.03 ERA and has conceded 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-115)
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