San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+100) Atlanta (-118)
The Atlanta Braves (15-18) will play the San Diego Padres (21-12) at Truist Park on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Padres at +100 and the Braves open at -118. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Joe Musgrove and Kyle Wright.
The Padres have hit 48 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 30 baseballs out of the stadium. San Diego has a slugging rate of .374 and have been rung up 275 times, while taking a walk on 133 occasions. As a team, the San Diego Padres are recording 4.5 runs/g, which puts them at 8th in the league. They have accrued 145 runs batted in as well as 252 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is .233. They have accumulated 148 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .323.
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The Padres have a team ERA of 3.75 on the season (16th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 293 hitters. They have walked 101 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.77 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.90 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. Padres pitchers have conceded 33 long balls and 135 runs (16th in the league).
The Padres bullpen have a save percentage of 73.7% and has come into the game in 50 save situations. The relievers have inherited 42 runners on the season with 54.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Padres relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 25 times as well as having 41 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 107 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen have racked up 27 holds on the campaign (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 14 saves this season and have blown 5 of their 19 save chances.
The San Diego Padres have accounted for 885 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 298 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .990 which is 1st in the majors, and they have twisted 26 double plays. The Padres have converted 71.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,655 innings, which has them sitting at 8th in MLB.
Musgrove has taken the hill for 717 innings and has 709 strikeouts during his MLB career. Musgrove (44-47 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.77 and he has faced 2,987 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.92 (312 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.176. He has allowed 664 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 179 free passes.
Atlanta has a total of 41 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 129 RBIs. They have hit 59 doubles, while getting a free base 108 times and putting up 137 runs. The Atlanta Braves have earned an on-base percentage of .303 as well as a batting average of .228 so far this year. The Braves have a SLG% of .398 and they average 4.15 runs per contest (14th in baseball). They have struck out on 305 instances (4th in baseball) and have a total of 247 hits.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.303 and have a FIP of 3.66 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.50 (300 strikeouts against 120 free passes). They are sitting at 20th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 258. They have relinquished 27 home runs and they surrender 4.59 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 148 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.31 (139 earned runs yielded).
Atlanta has called on relievers to take the mound in 13 save chances and they have come away with 10 saves. They rank 4th in MLB with a save rate of 76.9%, and they have dispatched 107 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 27 times in high leverage situations in addition to 33 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.7% out of their 53 inherited runners. Sitting with 27 save situations, the Braves have recorded 14 holds in addition to 3 blown saves.
In 2,610 innings played, the Braves hold a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (22nd in baseball). The Atlanta Braves have gotten 22 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (6th in baseball). The Braves have racked up 279 assists, 13 errors and are sitting with 870 putouts on the season.
Wright (5-10 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 5.37 ERA and has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.69 and he has faced 470 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 63 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.505 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. So far in his career, Wright has allowed 100 hits while tallying 100 punch outs in 105 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-118)
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