Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 4/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-141) San Francisco (-105)
Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (6-3, 3rd in NL West) play the Cincinnati Reds (6-3, 1st in NL Central) at Oracle Park on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Reds priced at -141 and the Giants are at -105. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Luis Castillo and Kevin Gausman.
Cincinnati is slugging .518 and have struck out 72 times, while drawing a walk on 32 occasions. They have compiled 62 RBI's as well as 90 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average sits at .289. The Reds have hit 19 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 16 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 66 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .364. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are scoring 7.3 runs per game, which puts them at 1st in baseball.
The Reds are sitting with a team ERA of 4.73 over the course of the season (20th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 88 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.51 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.29. Reds pitchers have conceded 15 home runs and 46 total runs (12th in the league). They have walked 35 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.77 as a squad so far this year.
The Reds have dispatched 30 relievers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 13 runners on the campaign and 53.8% of them crossed the plate. They have recorded 2 saves this season and have not converted 1 out of their 3 save opportunities. The Reds relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 6 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 3 holds on the year (17th in the league). Reds bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 9 times as well as having 7 appearances in high leverage situations.
Castillo (33-34 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.78 and he has faced 2,186 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 435 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 187 walks. His ERA is 3.68 (217 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.174. Castillo has taken the mound for 530 frames and is sitting with 583 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
San Francisco has accounted for 14 home runs on the year and 30 runs batted in. They have put up 11 two-baggers, while taking a walk 36 times as well as recording 31 runs. The San Francisco Giants have an on-base percentage of .296 in addition to a team batting average of .204 on the year. The Giants have a SLG% of .388 and they are earning 3.44 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have been rung up on 83 instances (18th in MLB) and have 59 base hits.
The San Francisco pitching staff have yielded 26 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 2.70 (24 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 5 home runs and they give up 2.93 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.163 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.27 as a unit for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.48 (77 strikeouts against 31 walks). They are currently ranked 23rd in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 62.
San Francisco relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.0% out of 11 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 16 times in high leverage situations and also on 8 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 16 save situations, the Giants have 8 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. They rank 13th in the league holding a save percentage of 62.5%, and they have sent 32 relievers to the mound so far this year. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 8 save opportunities and they have earned 5 saves.
During his MLB career, Gausman has surrendered 1,021 base knocks and he has 945 K's in 999 frames. Gausman (50-66 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.22 ERA while surrendering 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 468 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.321 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.16 and he has gone up against 4,242 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-141)
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