Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 6/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+170) San Francisco (-222)
Oracle Park is the site where Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (42-25, 1st in NL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-48, 5th in NL West) on Thursday. The line on this game has the Diamondbacks priced at +170 and the Giants are at -222. The over/under opens at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Caleb Smith and Kevin Gausman.
As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 4.2 runs/g, which ranks them 16th in MLB. They have accounted for 288 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .306. The Diamondbacks have accumulated 119 doubles as a squad and have knocked 65 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 270 RBI's in addition to 541 base knocks this year, while their batting average is .233. Arizona is slugging .380 and have been rung up 616 times, while taking a walk on 224 occasions.
The Diamondbacks have compiled a team ERA of 5.17 for the season (30th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 539 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.43 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.42. Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 94 home runs and 372 total runs (30th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 222 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.68 as a unit for the season.
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have a save percentage of 31.6% and has entered the game in 44 save situations. The relievers have inherited 77 base runners over the course of the season and 31.2% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 56 times and also have had 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 234 relievers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have notched 25 holds so far this year (26th in the league). They have recorded 6 saves on the year and have not converted 13 out of their 19 save chances.
The Diamondbacks have converted 68.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,316 innings on the field, which ranks them 25th in pro baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a total of 1,772 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 601 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them ranked 13th in pro baseball, and they have turned 432 double plays.
Smith (17-20 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.76 while he has faced 1,325 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 258 base knocks (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 137 walks. His earned run average is 4.40 (152 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.271. Smith has taken the ball for 310 frames and has totaled 345 K's during his MLB career.
San Francisco has recorded 94 HRs over the course of the season as well as 297 RBIs. They have notched 97 doubles, while walking 258 times as well as recording 313 runs. The San Francisco Giants hold an OBP of .319 and a batting average of .235 on the season. The Giants have a team SLG% of .416 and they are earning 4.67 runs per game (10th in MLB). They have been rung up on 634 instances (6th in baseball) and have totaled 514 hits.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.114 with a FIP of 3.73 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.23 (571 strikeouts against 177 free passes). They rank 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 483. They have allowed 67 home runs and they relinquish 3.65 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB). The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 240 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.25 (214 earned runs given up).
San Francisco has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 40 save opportunities and they have converted 26 saves. They are ranked 10th in baseball holding a save percentage of 65.0%, and they have sent 225 bullpen pitchers onto the field this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 80 times in high leverage situations and on 43 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.3% out of 62 inherited runners. Sitting with 88 save situations, the Giants have tallied 47 holds and 14 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have twisted 52 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in pro baseball). The Giants have racked up 619 assists, 28 errors and have a total of 1,778 putouts during this campaign. In 5,334 innings played, the Giants have a efficiency on defense of 72.4% (2nd in pro baseball).
Gausman (57-67 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.04 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.28 and he has faced 4,501 batters so far in his career. He has allowed 479 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.288 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. Thus far in his career, Gausman has allowed 1,060 hits while totaling 1,031 K's in 1,067 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco (-222)
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