San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
The San Diego Padres (73-59) are headed to Dodger Stadium on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers (90-40). The men taking the mound will be Mike Clevinger and Andrew Heaney.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. They are sitting with 585 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .321. The Padres have accumulated 229 doubles as a squad and have knocked 119 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 567 runs batted in as well as 1,083 base knocks this year, and their batting average is .243. San Diego has a slugging % of .382 and have been rung up 1,079 times, while drawing a walk on 476 occasions.
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Padres pitchers have surrendered 132 home runs in addition to 540 runs (12th in MLB). They have walked 380 hitters and their FIP is 3.74 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.09 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Padres hold a team earned run average of 3.79 for the season (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,173 batters.
The Padres have dispatched 384 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 163 runners this season and 39.3% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 42 saves so far this year and have missed out on 18 of 60 chances to get a save. The Padres relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 70.0% and has come into the game in 124 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 60 holds on the season (19th in MLB). Padres pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 103 times as well as having 137 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Diego Padres have notched a total of 3,522 putouts this year, as well as 1,145 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which has them sitting 12th in the majors, and have earned 98 double plays. The Padres have converted 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of 10,566 innings, which has them sitting 13th in the majors.
Clevinger (49-28 career mark) has a FIP of 3.65 while facing 2,564 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 508 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 234 free passes. His ERA is 3.24 (226 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.182. Clevinger has thrown 627 innings and has tallied 676 strikeouts during his career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated an on-base percentage of .337 and a team batting average of .261 for the season. They have struck out on 1,085 occasions (18th in the league) and have totaled 1,158 hits. Los Angeles has accumulated 170 long balls this season and 661 RBIs. The Dodgers hold a slugging percentage of .448 and they score 5.34 runs per game (1st in the league). They have recorded 271 doubles, while walking 490 times as well as scoring 694 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 410 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 2.84 (366 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 114 dingers and they give up 3.18 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.053 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.40 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.56 (1,154 strikeouts against 324 bases on balls). They come in at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 897.
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 25.4% of 118 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 105 times in high leverage situations in addition to 85 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 132 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 79 holds and also 15 blown saves. They rank 7th in the league with a save rate of 70.6%, and they have sent 449 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 51 save opportunities and they have recorded 36 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 97 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (10th in MLB). The Dodgers have accrued 1,072 assists, 61 errors and have a tally of 3,479 putouts this year. Out of their 10,437 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.8% (1st in pro baseball).
Heaney (34-39 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.55 earned run average and has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.77 and he has faced 2,883 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has given up 344 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.248 and a FIP of 4.4. So far in his MLB career, Heaney has allowed 659 base hits while he has accumulated 720 K's in 681 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego
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