San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 10/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
The San Diego Padres (89-73) are hitting the road to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Philadelphia Phillies (87-75) in Game 5 of the NLCS. The pitchers taking the mound are Yu Darvish and Zack Wheeler.
San Diego has a slugging % of .382 and have been called out on strikes 1,327 times, while taking a walk on 574 occasions. They have amassed 682 runs batted in as well as 1,318 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate is at .241. The Padres have hit 276 doubles as a unit and have hit 153 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 705 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .318. As a team, the San Diego Padres are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 13th in the league.
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Padres pitchers have conceded 173 home runs and also 660 runs in total (10th in the league). They have walked 468 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.82 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. The Padres have a team ERA of 3.81 for the season (11th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,451 batters.
The Padres have sent 488 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 200 runners over the course of the season with 40.0% of them crossed home plate. They have tallied 48 saves on the campaign and have not converted 22 of 70 save chances. The Padres relievers have a save percentage of 68.6% and has come into the game in 145 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 70 holds over the course of the season (24th in MLB). Padres relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 127 times as well as having 162 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Padres have turned 70.5% of balls in play into outs in their 12,990 innings on the diamond, ranking them 8th in professional baseball. The San Diego Padres have notched a total of 4,330 putouts this season, in addition to 1,362 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which has them sitting 8th in baseball, and they have twisted 116 double plays.
Darvish (95-75 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.46 while he has faced 6,104 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 1,195 base knocks (7.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 479 free passes. His earned run average is 3.50 (579 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.125. Darvish has taken the hill for 1,488 innings and has earned 1,788 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
Philadelphia has a total of 205 home runs so far this year and 719 runs batted in. They have put up 255 doubles, while walking 478 times and racking up 747 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have an on-base percentage of .317 and a team batting average of .253 for the year. The Phillies have a team slugging percentage of .422 and they score 4.61 runs per game (7th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,363 instances (18th in baseball) and have totaled 1,392 base knocks.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.256 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a staff so far this season. They rank 14th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,330. The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 685 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.97 (630 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.07 (1,423 strikeouts vs 463 bases on balls). They have given up 150 HR's and they surrender 4.32 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.5% out of 197 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 149 times in high leverage situations and on 130 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 149 save situations, the Phillies have earned 88 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They are currently ranked 7th in the league with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have sent 516 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 60 save chances and they have earned 42 saves.
Out of their 12,855 innings played, the Phillies have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (25th in pro baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 129 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in the majors). The Phillies have 1,416 assists, 69 errors and have earned a total of 4,285 putouts so far this season.
Thus far in his career, Wheeler has given up 1,061 base knocks while he has earned 1,189 strikeouts in 1,186 innings pitched. Wheeler (74-57 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.42 earned run average and has conceded 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 451 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.203 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and he has faced 4,927 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego
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