Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/19/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Petco Park is the location where the San Diego Padres (58-64) will attempt to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-60) on Saturday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Merrill Kelly and Yu Darvish.
The Diamondbacks have hit 219 doubles as a unit and have knocked 137 baseballs out of the park. Arizona is slugging .421 and have been called out on strikes 936 times, while drawing a walk on 398 occasions. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are knocking in 4.7 runs per contest, which puts them at 11th in baseball. They have accumulated 542 RBI's and 1,043 hits this year, while their team batting average is at .254. They have notched a total of 573 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .323.
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The Diamondbacks have a team earned run average of 4.64 this year (25th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,011 batters. Diamondbacks pitchers have relinquished 150 home runs in addition to 590 total runs (21st in baseball). They have walked 397 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.39 as a unit over the course of the season. Arizona has relinquished 1,054 hits (8.8 per 9 innings) in addition to 556 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.55 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35.
The Diamondbacks have sent 403 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 181 base runners so far this year with 30.9% of those players earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 33 saves on the campaign and have blown 23 of 56 chances to get a save. The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have a save percentage of 58.9% and has entered the game in 115 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 57 holds so far this season (24th in MLB). Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 121 times in addition to having 120 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have notched a total of 3,232 putouts this season, as well as 1,040 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .991 which is 1st in pro baseball, and have a total of 99 double plays. The Diamondbacks have transformed 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,696 innings, which has them ranked 16th in the majors.
Kelly has taken the ball for 697 innings and is sitting with 625 punch outs so far in his career. His ERA is 3.80 (294 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.217. He has given up 639 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 209 walks. Kelly (45-40 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.04 and he has faced 2,877 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Padres hold a slugging percentage of .410 and they have an average of 4.57 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have tallied 212 two-baggers, while getting a free base 492 times and notching 557 runs. San Diego has accounted for 153 HRs over the course of the season as well as 534 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,009 occasions (19th in baseball) and have 972 hits. The San Diego Padres have accounted for a team OBP of .326 and a batting average of .240 on the season.
The Padres are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.265 and have a FIP of 4.22 as a team over the course of the season. They sit at 5th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 963. The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 495 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.81 (458 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 8.90 (1,071 strikeouts against 407 walks). They have surrendered 137 long balls and they concede 4.11 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
San Diego has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 51 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves. They rank 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 56.9%, and they have sent 384 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 116 times in high leverage situations in addition to 86 occasions with runners on base. San Diego bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 38.6% out of their 132 inherited base runners. With 119 save situations, the Padres have accrued 67 holds and 22 blown saves.
In 9,747 innings played, the Padres have a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (5th in the majors). The San Diego Padres have turned 101 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in baseball). The Padres have accrued 1,088 assists, 49 errors and have a total of 3,249 putouts for the season.
In his MLB career, Darvish has surrendered 1,314 base hits while tallying 1,919 punch outs in 1,615 innings pitched. Darvish (103-83 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.56 earned run average while giving up 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 639 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.135 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.69 and he has gone up against 6,634 batters so far 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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