Toronto Blue Jays vs San Diego Padres Prediction MLB Picks 4/19/24

San Diego Padres (11-10) vs Toronto Blue Jays (10-9)

Game Info: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Petco Park)

Matt Waldron (0-1) (3.14) vs Yariel Rodriguez (0-0) (2.45)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -120 / Toronto Blue Jays +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Blue Jays vs Padres prediction for this MLB game on Friday, April 19th at Petco Park in San Diego, California. To formulate this prediction for game one of the series, we will examine:

  • The Blue Jays recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Padres recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Toronto
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving San Diego
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Toronto and San Diego
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Toronto and San Diego 

Blue Jays Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are 10-9 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Toronto is coming off of a series win against the Yankees, where they won two out of three games at home. Prior to that series, the Blue Jays won two out of three against Colorado and Seattle. The Toronto pitching staff has a 4.72 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a .256 opponent batting average. The Blue Jays offense has scored 73 runs with a .233 batting average and a .325 on base percentage. Justin Turner is batting .333 with one home run and nine RBI’s for the Blue Jays. The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Yariel Rodriguez, who is 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP over 3.2 innings pitched this season.

Padres Preview

The San Diego Padres are 11-10 this year and they have won five of their last seven games. San Diego is coming off of a series win against the Brewers, where they won two out of three games on the road. Prior to that series, the Padres won two out of three against the Dodgers and the Cubs. The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.99 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average. The Padres offense has scored 109 runs with a .258 batting average and a .333 on base percentage. Fernando Tatis is batting .288 with five home runs and 13 RBI’s for the Padres. The projected starting pitcher for San Diego is Matt Waldron, who is 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 14.1 innings pitched this year. 

San Diego Padres Player Prop Facts

  • Jake Cronenworth has hit a home run in two of the Padres' last three games as home favorites.
  • Ha-Seong Kim has scored a run in each of the Padres' last four night games.
  • Manny Machado has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight Friday appearances against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. has recorded two or more total bases in nine of his last 10 appearances in night games against AL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Manny Machado has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Xander Bogaerts has recorded at least one Single in each of the Padres' last seven games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. ranks T9th in the league in Home Runs (5) this season.

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Justin Turner has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog against NL West opponents.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Justin Turner has scored at least one run in six of his last seven appearances with his team as a road underdog against NL opponents.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one Single in nine of the Blue Jays' last 10 night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances with his team as a road underdog against NL West opponents.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances with his team as a road underdog against NL West opponents.
  • Justin Turner ranks 7th amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.424) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The San Diego Padres rank 1st in the league for runs scored this season (109).
  • The San Diego Padres rank T1st in the league for RBI's this season (103).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank T29th in the league for home runs allowed this season (29).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank T28th in the league for triples this season (0).

Blue Jays vs Padres Prediction

San Diego comes into this matchup playing very well in their last few series, but they are only 5-6 at home this season. The Blue Jays have also been playing solid baseball in recent games, but their pitching staff does have an elevated team ERA through 19 games. Toronto is starting Yariel Rodriguez, who allowed one earned run and four hits over 3.2 innings against Colorado in his first start. San Diego is going with Matt Waldron, who has allowed five earned runs and 15 hits over 14.1 innings in three starts. I don’t expect Rodriguez to go very deep into this game and I am going to side with the red hot Padres at home. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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