Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-132) San Francisco (+105)
Oracle Park is the site where Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (63-38, 1st in NL West) will take on the Houston Astros (63-40, 1st in AL West) on Friday. The Giants open this contest at +105 while the Astros are coming in at -132. The O/U is set at 7.5. The men taking the mound will be Framber Valdez and Kevin Gausman.
Houston has a slugging percentage of .439 and have struck out 771 times, while taking a walk on 376 occasions. They have recorded 540 runs batted in and 938 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is .267. The Astros have earned 192 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 133 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 562 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .342. As a squad, the Houston Astros are scoring 5.5 runs per contest, which ranks them 1st in baseball.
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The Astros hold a team ERA of 3.69 on the campaign (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 932 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.69 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. Astros pitchers have allowed 121 home runs and 412 runs in total (10th in baseball). They have walked 346 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.10 as a team on the year.
Astros bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 87 times in addition to having 97 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 46 holds this year (21st in the league). The Astros bullpen have recorded a save rate of 59.0% and has entered the game in 86 save situations. They have accumulated 23 saves on the year and have blown 16 of 39 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 137 runners for the year with 38.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Astros have dispatched 310 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Houston Astros have a total of 2,754 putouts on the year, in addition to 869 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .989 which puts them in 1st in MLB, and they have turned 758 double plays. The Astros have converted 72.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,262 innings on the field, which has them ranked 1st in baseball.
Valdez has thrown 245 frames and has racked up 238 strikeouts during his MLB career. Valdez (19-13 career mark) has a FIP of 4.13 and he has gone up against 1,056 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.86 (105 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.343. He has surrendered 215 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 114 walks.
The San Francisco Giants have a team on-base percentage of .326 as well as a team batting average of .242 so far this year. They have been rung up on 943 occasions (7th in the league) and have earned a total of 813 base knocks. San Francisco has compiled 151 home runs on the year and 462 runs batted in. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .433 and they are earning 4.81 runs per outing (9th in baseball). They have hit 153 two-baggers, while getting a free base 385 times as well as putting up 486 runs.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.119 and have a FIP of 3.69 as a staff this season. They are sitting at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 739. The San Francisco pitching staff have yielded 373 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.34 (333 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.31 (878 strikeouts vs 265 bases on balls). They have conceded 101 long balls and they surrender 3.74 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
With 121 save situations, the Giants have amassed 64 holds and also 18 blown saves. San Francisco has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 54 save opportunities and they have converted 36 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 107 times in high leverage situations and also on 65 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.4% out of their 94 inherited base runners. They are ranked 7th in MLB holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 346 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the year.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 71 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in pro baseball). The Giants have racked up 910 assists, 45 errors and are sitting with 2,693 putouts on the campaign. In 8,079 innings played, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (2nd in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Gausman has given up 1,089 hits and he has 1,074 strikeouts in 1,107 frames. Gausman (59-70 career mark) has earned a 4.03 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 496 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.284 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and he has faced 4,668 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (+105)
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