Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 8/20/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, August 20, 2023
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
The Arizona Diamondbacks (62-60) are traveling to Petco Park on Sunday where they will compete against the San Diego Padres (58-64). The men taking the mound will be Zach Davies and Michael Wacha.
Arizona is slugging .421 and have been rung up 936 times, while drawing a walk on 398 occasions. They have accumulated 542 RBI's and 1,043 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is at .254. The Diamondbacks have recorded 219 doubles as a unit and have hit 137 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 573 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .323. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 4.7 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 11th in the league.
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The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.64 so far this season (25th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,011 batters. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 150 home runs and 590 total runs (21st in MLB). They have walked 397 opposing players and their FIP is 4.39 as a team so far this year. Arizona has surrendered 1,054 base hits (8.8 per 9 innings) as well as 556 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.55 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35.
The Diamondbacks have sent 403 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 181 base runners over the course of the season and 30.9% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 33 saves so far this year and have blown 23 out of their 56 chances to save the game. The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 58.9% and has entered the game in 115 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 57 holds for the year (24th in the league). Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 121 times and also have had 120 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for 3,232 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,040 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding rate is at .991 which ranks 1st in pro baseball, and have a total of 99 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,696 innings on the field, which ranks them 16th in MLB.
Davies (59-58 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.48 while he has gone up against 4,363 opposing hitters in the majors. He has conceded 1,023 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 353 free passes. His earned run average is 4.32 (491 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.345. Davies has pitched in 1,023 innings and is sitting with 759 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
The San Diego Padres are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .326 as well as a team batting average of .240 this year. They have been rung up on 1,009 instances (19th in MLB) and have earned a total of 972 base hits. San Diego has 153 home runs for the season to go along with 534 RBIs. The Padres hold a team slugging % of .410 and they earn 4.57 runs per game (15th in MLB). They have recorded 212 two-baggers, while walking 492 times as well as putting up 557 runs.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.265 in addition to having a FIP of 4.22 as a squad for the year. They rank 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 963. The San Diego pitching staff have given up 495 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.81 (458 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 8.90 (1,071 strikeouts vs 407 free passes). They have yielded 137 HR's and they surrender 4.11 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
San Diego relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.6% out of 132 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 116 times in high leverage situations and also on 86 occasions with runners on. With 119 save situations, the Padres have recorded 67 holds and 22 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 56.9%, and they have sent 384 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. San Diego has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 51 save opportunities and they have converted 29 saves.
The San Diego Padres have turned 101 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in baseball). The Padres have 1,088 assists, 49 errors and have notched a total of 3,249 putouts for the year. In 9,747 innings played, the Padres are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (5th in MLB).
Wacha (83-52 record in his career) has a 3.95 earned run average while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and he has faced 5,255 hitters so far in his career. He has allowed 546 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.289 and having a FIP of 4.0. So far in his MLB career, Wacha has surrendered 1,208 base knocks while he has earned 1,099 strikeouts in 1,244 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego
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