San Diego Padres vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 5/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-150) Cleveland (+130)
Progressive Field is the location where the Cleveland Guardians (10-12) will compete against the San Diego Padres (15-8) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have San Diego at -150 and Cleveland is sitting at +130. The total is 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac.
San Diego is slugging .376 and have struck out 192 times, while taking a walk on 92 occasions. They have 106 RBI's in addition to 176 hits so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .234. The Padres have accumulated 34 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 21 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 109 runs and have an on-base percentage of .326. As a squad, the San Diego Padres are notching 4.7 runs per outing, which has them at 5th in the league.
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The Padres have an ERA of 3.51 so far this season (13th in the league), and the staff has rung up 214 hitters. They have walked 74 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.80 as a squad on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.89 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.15. Padres pitchers have yielded 25 long balls in addition to 89 runs (14th in the league).
Padres bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 17 times and also have had 26 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 19 holds over the course of the season (3rd in baseball). The Padres relievers have compiled a save rate of 75.0% and has entered the game in 33 save situations. They have recorded 9 saves this year and have blown 3 out of their 12 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 30 base runners so far this year and 50.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Padres have sent 77 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Padres have turned 72.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,845 innings, ranking them 4th in MLB. The San Diego Padres have 615 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 202 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them sitting 9th in the majors, and they have turned 22 double plays.
Clevinger (44-23 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.53 and he has faced 2,206 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 436 base hits (7.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 207 walks. His ERA is 3.19 (192 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.186. Clevinger has taken the mound for 542 innings and has 603 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Cleveland Guardians have a team on-base percentage of .314 and a batting average of .251 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 182 instances (22nd in MLB) and have tallied 188 hits. Cleveland has accumulated 20 HRs so far this season as well as 99 runs batted in. The Guardians hold a team slugging percentage of .405 and they average 4.59 runs per game (10th in baseball). They have 41 two-baggers, while taking a walk 66 times as well as putting up 101 runs.
The Guardians have a team WHIP of 1.172 and have a FIP of 3.78 as a team for the season. They rank 15th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 167. The Cleveland pitching staff have relinquished 94 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.88 (82 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.05 (171 strikeouts vs 56 free passes). They have given up 21 long balls and they concede 4.45 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball).
With 14 save situations, the Guardians have recorded 7 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 6 save opportunities and they have walked away with 4 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 26 times in high leverage situations and also on 19 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 23.1% out of 26 inherited base runners. They sit at 21st in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 73 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 14 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (16th in pro baseball). The Guardians have 183 assists, 12 errors and have notched a total of 572 putouts for the season. Out of their 1,716 innings played, the Guardians hold a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (15th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Plesac has allowed 301 base hits and he has 257 strikeouts in 335 frames. He has allowed 146 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.149 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.06 and he has faced 1,369 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Plesac (23-16 career mark) holds a 3.92 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (+130)
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