Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 3/20/2024 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 3/20/2024 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds

Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea


Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-175) San Diego (+145)

The San Diego Padres (82-80 last season) will compete against the Los Angeles Dodgers (100-62 last year) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Los Angeles at -175 while San Diego is priced at +145. The betting total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Tyler Glasnow and Yu Darvish.

The Dodgers accounted for 303 doubles as a team and smacked 249 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles had a slugging % of .455 and were rung up 1,359 times, while drawing a walk on 644 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers compiled 5.6 runs per contest, which had them at 2nd in baseball. They amassed 877 RBI's in addition to 1,422 base knocks last season, and their batting average came in at .257. They earned a total of 906 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .340.

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Their strikeout to walk ratio was 3.06 and their pitching staff earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. Dodgers pitchers surrendered 200 home runs and 699 total runs (11th in MLB). Los Angeles allowed 1,284 base hits (8.0 per 9 innings) as well as 652 earned runs. The Dodgers compiled a team ERA of 4.06 last year (13th in MLB), and the staff rung up 1,388 hitters. Their pitching staff walked 454 opposing hitters and their FIP was 4.23 as a team over the course of the prior season.

The Dodgers relief pitchers had a save percentage of 72.1% and stepped onto the mound in 150 save situations. The bullpen inherited 203 runners during the previous year with 26.1% of those players crossed the plate. Dodgers pitchers entered the game with runners on 135 times in addition to having 157 outings in high leverage situations. The Dodgers had dispatched 551 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of last season. The relievers accumulated 88 holds last year (12th in baseball). They accumulated 44 saves over the course of last season and missed out on 17 of 61 save opportunities.

The Dodgers converted 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 13,017 innings, which had them sitting at 2nd in the majors. The Los Angeles Dodgers finished with 4,339 putouts last year, in addition to 1,406 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding rate held at .987 which had them ranked 10th in baseball, and had a total of 139 double plays.

Glasnow (30-27 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.58 while facing 2,197 batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 427 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 212 free passes. His earned run average is 3.89 (229 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.206. Glasnow has pitched in 529 innings and has 678 strikeouts in his MLB career.

San Diego recorded 205 home runs for the previous season and 719 RBIs. They had 273 doubles, while walking 653 times as well as putting up 752 runs. The San Diego Padres had a team OBP of .329 and a team batting average of .244 over the course of the prior season. The Padres had a team slugging % of .413 and they averaged 4.64 runs per outing (13th in baseball). They struck out on 1,311 occasions (23rd in MLB) and earned a total of 1,316 base hits.

The Padres finished with a team WHIP of 1.268 and had a FIP of 4.14 as a pitching staff for the previous season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 9.00 (1,445 strikeouts against 557 walks). They ranked 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,270. They gave up 174 homers and they surrender 4.05 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The San Diego pitching staff surrendered 648 runs in the prior season while having a team ERA of 3.73 (598 earned runs yielded).

San Diego bullpen pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 39.1% of 174 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers came in 155 times in high leverage situations and on 115 occasions with runners on. Ending the season with 148 save situations, the Padres earned 83 holds and also 28 blown saves. They were ranked 24th in the league holding a save percentage of 56.3%, and they dispatched 508 bullpen pitchers onto the field last year. San Diego called on relievers to take the mound in 64 save chances and they earned 36 saves.

Out of their 12,969 innings on the field, the Padres accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (6th in MLB). The San Diego Padres had 130 double plays and had a fielding percentage of .988 (7th in professional baseball). The Padres had 1,444 assists, 73 errors and accounted for 4,323 putouts during the previous year.

Thus far in his career, Darvish has given up 1,329 base hits while tallying 1,929 strikeouts in 1,624 innings. He has conceded 648 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.140 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.70 and he has gone up against 6,678 opposing hitters in his career. Darvish (103-85 career record) is the owner of a 3.59 earned run average and has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings.

Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?

Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-175)

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