Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 7/4/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
The Los Angeles Angels (45-41) are hitting the road to Petco Park on Tuesday where they will meet the San Diego Padres (38-46). The expected starting pitchers will be Shohei Ohtani and Joe Musgrove.
Los Angeles is slugging .444 and have been called out on strikes 757 times, while taking a walk on 292 occasions. They have 408 RBI's as well as 746 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate sits at .256. The Angels have hit 137 two-baggers as a team and have hit 129 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 423 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .330. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are knocking in 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in the league.
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They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.33. Angels pitchers have given up 92 long balls and 390 runs in total (18th in baseball). Los Angeles has relinquished 704 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and also 351 earned runs. The Angels have an ERA of 4.15 on the year (16th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 769 batters. They have walked 306 batters and their FIP is 4.23 as a team on the campaign.
The Angels relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 65.9% and has come into the game in 107 save situations. The relievers have inherited 115 runners for the year and 43.5% of those players crossed home plate. Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 68 times as well as having 88 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 248 relievers to the hill for the season. The bullpen have earned 62 holds for the season (2nd in MLB). They have compiled 29 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 15 of their 44 chances to get a save.
The Angels have transformed 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,858 innings on the field, which has them sitting 18th in MLB. The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 2,286 putouts this season, in addition to 705 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which ranks 19th in baseball, and have a total of 70 double plays.
Ohtani has taken the mound for 445 innings and has tallied 568 K's during his pro baseball career. Ohtani (35-17 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.20 while he has gone up against 1,803 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 2.97 (147 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.079. He has surrendered 323 base hits (6.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 157 walks.
San Diego has accounted for 101 home runs this season and 347 runs batted in. They have hit 144 two-baggers, while taking a walk 343 times and racking up 364 runs. The San Diego Padres have a team on-base percentage of .321 and a batting average of .233 over the course of the season. The Padres have a slugging percentage of .398 and they are scoring 4.33 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have struck out on 725 occasions (17th in baseball) and have 645 base hits.
The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.240 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff this season. They come in at 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 657. The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 341 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.83 (317 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 8.60 (711 strikeouts vs 266 walks). They have allowed 93 dingers and they allow 4.12 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 36 save chances and they have converted 20 saves. They rank 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have sent 261 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 85 times in high leverage situations and on 60 occasions with base runners. San Diego relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.8% out of 95 inherited runners. With 83 save situations, the Padres have recorded 47 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
The San Diego Padres have turned 68 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in pro baseball). The Padres have racked up 750 assists, 32 errors and have amassed 2,234 putouts this year. Out of their 6,702 innings played, the Padres have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (4th in professional baseball).
Musgrove (56-56 career record) has earned a 3.79 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.90 and he has gone up against 3,857 batters in his MLB career. He has given up 390 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.176 and having a FIP of 3.8. During his MLB career, Musgrove has given up 854 hits while earning 913 K's in 925 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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