Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+115) San Francisco (-147)
Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (76-68, 1st in NL East) travel to Oracle Park on Saturday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (95-52, 1st in NL West). The line on this contest has the Braves priced at +115 and the Giants are at -147. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Charlie Morton and Alex Wood.
As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in MLB. They have accumulated 701 runs and hold an OBP of .320. The Braves have tallied 232 doubles as a team and have hit 216 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 674 runs batted in and 1,159 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is .242. Atlanta is slugging .434 and have been called out on strikes 1,287 times, while drawing a walk on 505 occasions.
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Braves pitchers have surrendered 167 long balls in addition to 603 total runs (8th in MLB). They have walked 464 batters and their FIP is 4.10 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Braves have a team ERA of 3.99 on the season (12th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,283 batters.
The Braves relievers have a save rate of 59.6% and stepped onto the hill in 162 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 171 base runners so far this season with 33.9% of them crossed the plate. Braves relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 116 times in addition to having 205 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have sent 517 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The bullpen have accumulated 104 holds on the campaign (1st in the league). They have recorded 34 saves on the year and have blown 23 out of their 57 save opportunities.
The Atlanta Braves have a tally of 3,777 putouts this season, in addition to 1,315 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which ranks 3rd in MLB, and they have turned 1,021 double plays. The Braves have turned 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,331 innings on the field, ranking them 7th in pro baseball.
Morton has taken the mound for 1,604 innings and is sitting with 1,468 K's in his pro baseball career. Morton (106-94 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.74 and he has gone up against 6,873 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.02 (717 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.305. He has given up 1,525 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 569 free passes.
The Giants hold a slugging % of .443 and they are earning 4.95 runs per contest (7th in baseball). They have recorded 245 two-baggers, while getting a free base 548 times and earning 728 runs. San Francisco has hit 223 home runs so far this season to go along with 694 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,341 occasions (7th in the league) and have accounted for 1,232 hits. The San Francisco Giants have tallied a team on-base percentage of .329 in addition to a team batting average of .248 over the course of the season.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.142 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a unit so far this season. They are currently ranked 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,116. The San Francisco pitching staff have yielded 547 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.29 (481 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.32 (1,283 strikeouts vs 387 bases on balls). They have given up 139 homers and they allow 3.74 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
With 180 save situations, the Giants have 101 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 76 save chances and they have walked away with 51 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 181 times in high leverage situations and also on 110 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score percentage of 35.4% out of their 161 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB with a save percentage of 67.1%, and they have sent 529 relievers to the mound on the season.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 108 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in pro baseball). The Giants have recorded 1,327 assists, 74 errors and have amassed 3,950 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 11,850 innings on the field, the Giants hold a defensive efficiency of 71.1% (4th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Wood has conceded 921 base knocks while he has accumulated 918 strikeouts in 977 innings pitched. Wood (63-48 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.53 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 383 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.232 and having a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.24 and he has faced 4,080 opposing batters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+115) and over 7.5 runs
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