Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+210) San Francisco (-286)
Merrill Kelly and the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-106, 5th in NL West) go to Oracle Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (102-54, 1st in NL West). The odds on this contest have the Diamondbacks priced at +210 and the Giants are at -286. The O/U opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Merrill Kelly and Alex Wood.
As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are earning 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 25th in the league. They have a total of 648 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .308. The Diamondbacks have hit 293 two-baggers as a team and have hit 139 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 614 RBI's as well as 1,239 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate is at .235. Arizona owns a slugging percentage of .380 and have been called out on strikes 1,413 times, while drawing a walk on 519 occasions.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 227 home runs and 866 total runs (29th in the league). They have walked 534 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.91 as a team on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.23 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.43. The Diamondbacks have a team earned run average of 5.14 this season (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,189 batters.
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 543 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have inherited 206 runners for the season and 31.6% of those runners crossed the plate. They have earned 22 saves for the year and have blown 27 of their 49 chances to get a save. The Diamondbacks relievers have compiled a save rate of 44.9% and stepped onto the hill in 117 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 66 holds on the season (25th in baseball). Diamondbacks pitchers have come into the game with players on base 141 times as well as having 143 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a tally of 4,098 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,324 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 24th in pro baseball, and have a total of 993 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 68.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,294 innings, ranking them 27th in professional baseball.
Kelly (23-27 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.29 while he has gone up against 1,546 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 370 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 99 walks. His earned run average is 4.33 (177 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.276. Kelly has thrown 367 innings and is sitting with 313 K's so far in his MLB career.
The San Francisco Giants are sitting with an on-base percentage of .329 and a team batting average of .249 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,416 occasions (7th in the league) and have totaled 1,313 hits. San Francisco has tallied 237 HRs for the year to go along with 742 runs batted in. The Giants have a slugging percentage of .443 and they are earning 4.97 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have 261 two-baggers, while walking 579 times as well as earning 776 runs.
The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 579 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.29 (511 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 150 homers and they relinquish 3.72 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.148 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a team this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.39 (1,368 strikeouts vs 404 free passes). They have a ranking of 9th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,203.
San Francisco bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.7% out of 175 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 199 times in high leverage situations and on 122 occasions with runners on base. With 194 save situations, the Giants have tallied 110 holds and also 28 blown saves. They rank 8th in baseball holding a save percentage of 65.4%, and they have sent 574 relief pitchers to the mound this season. San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 81 save chances and they have come away with 53 saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 116 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in the majors). The Giants have accrued 1,417 assists, 77 errors and have 4,200 putouts on the season. In 12,600 innings played, the Giants have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (4th in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Wood has allowed 927 hits and he has 929 punch outs in 984 frames. Wood (63-48 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.52 earned run average and has conceded 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 385 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.229 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.28 and he has faced 4,109 batters so far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+210) and over 8 runs
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