Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+125) San Francisco (-172)
Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (76-68, 1st in NL East) head to Oracle Park on Friday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (95-51, 1st in NL West). The Braves open this contest at +125 while the Giants are coming in at -172. The O/U opens at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Charlie Morton and Logan Webb.
As a team, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 8th in baseball. They have notched a total of 701 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .320. The Braves have compiled 232 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 216 balls out of the stadium. They have 674 RBI's in addition to 1,159 base knocks this season, while their team batting average comes in at .242. Atlanta has a slugging % of .434 and have struck out 1,287 times, while being walked on 505 occasions.
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The Braves have a team ERA of 3.99 so far this year (12th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,283 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. Braves pitchers have given up 167 home runs and 603 runs in total (9th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 464 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.10 as a team on the campaign.
The Braves bullpen have compiled a save rate of 59.6% and has come into the game in 162 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 171 base runners so far this year with 33.9% of those runners crossed home plate. Braves relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 116 times and also have had 205 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 517 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have 104 holds for the year (1st in MLB). They have earned 34 saves on the season and have blown 23 of 57 save chances.
The Braves have converted 70.3% of balls in play into outs out of 11,331 innings, ranking them 8th in professional baseball. The Atlanta Braves have accumulated 3,777 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,315 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .987 which has them sitting 3rd in the majors, and have earned 1,021 double plays.
Morton (106-94 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.74 while he has faced 6,873 batters in the majors. He has allowed 1,525 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) with 569 free passes. His earned run average is 4.02 (717 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.305. Morton has thrown 1,604 innings and is sitting with 1,468 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Giants have a slugging percentage of .443 and they score 4.96 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have recorded 242 doubles, while taking a walk 546 times as well as earning 724 runs. San Francisco has 222 long balls on the campaign as well as 692 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,331 occasions (8th in MLB) and have recorded 1,220 base hits. The San Francisco Giants are sitting with a team OBP of .328 and a team batting average of .248 on the campaign.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.137 in addition to having a FIP of 3.60 as a team so far this season. They come in at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,102. The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 540 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.26 (474 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.32 (1,275 strikeouts against 384 walks). They have relinquished 138 HR's and they concede 3.72 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
With 180 save situations, the Giants have earned 101 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 76 save opportunities and they have come away with 51 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 181 times in high leverage situations in addition to 109 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.8% of 159 inherited base runners. They sit at 4th in MLB with a save percentage of 67.1%, and they have sent 525 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season.
In their 11,769 innings played, the Giants hold a defensive efficiency of 71.2% (4th in MLB). The San Francisco Giants have turned 107 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in pro baseball). The Giants have accrued 1,318 assists, 74 errors and are sitting with 3,923 putouts so far this year.
In his MLB career, Webb has surrendered 212 hits while he has totaled 215 strikeouts in 219 frames. He has surrendered a total of 95 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.286 and a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.07 and he has gone up against 924 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Webb (15-10 career mark) has earned a 3.90 ERA and has given up 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+125) and over 7.5 runs
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