Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+175) San Francisco (-233)
Oracle Park is the venue where Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants (103-54, 1st in NL West) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-107, 5th in NL West) on Thursday. The Diamondbacks open this matchup at +175 while the Giants are priced at -233. The total has been set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto.
Arizona is slugging .380 and have struck out 1,421 times, while drawing a walk on 522 occasions. They have 618 RBI's as well as 1,247 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is .235. The Diamondbacks have hit 295 two-baggers as a team and have hit 140 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 652 runs scored and hold an OBP of .308. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 25th in the league.
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The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team ERA of 5.14 this year (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,197 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.21 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 227 home runs and 872 total runs (29th in MLB). They have walked 541 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.91 as a squad on the campaign.
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 44.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 117 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 209 runners this season and 32.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Diamondbacks pitchers have come into the game with players on base 142 times in addition to having 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 548 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen have tallied 66 holds over the course of the season (25th in MLB). They have 22 saves for the season and have blown 27 out of their 49 save opportunities.
The Diamondbacks have transformed 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,366 innings, which has them sitting at 27th in baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks have 4,122 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,332 assists and 97 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them ranked 25th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 997 double plays.
Bumgarner has thrown 2,029 innings and is sitting with 1,944 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.30 (744 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.121. He has given up 1,795 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 480 free passes. Bumgarner (127-106 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.49 and he has faced 8,287 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The San Francisco Giants have compiled a team on-base percentage of .330 as well as a batting average of .249 so far this year. They have struck out on 1,424 occasions (7th in the league) and have 1,322 hits. San Francisco has recorded 237 HRs for the year as well as 746 RBIs. The Giants hold a team slugging % of .443 and they are recording 4.98 runs per contest (6th in MLB). They have put up 264 two-baggers, while taking a walk 586 times as well as scoring 782 runs.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.148 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a unit on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.38 (1,376 strikeouts vs 407 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 9th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,211. They have allowed 151 homers and they concede 3.72 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 583 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.28 (514 earned runs surrendered).
San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.7% out of 175 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 200 times in high leverage situations in addition to 122 occasions with runners on. With 195 save situations, the Giants have 110 holds in addition to 28 blown saves. They are ranked 6th in the league holding a save rate of 65.9%, and they have sent 578 relievers to the hill on the season. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 82 save opportunities and they have converted 54 saves.
The San Francisco Giants have twisted 117 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in baseball). The Giants have accrued 1,426 assists, 78 errors and have accumulated 4,227 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 12,681 innings played, the Giants have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (4th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Cueto has conceded 1,865 base hits and he has 1,707 strikeouts in 2,032 innings. Cueto (135-97 career mark) has a 3.45 ERA and has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 779 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.206 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.92 and he has gone up against 8,443 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (-233)
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