Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-111) San Francisco (-111)
Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants (64-38, 1st in NL West) host the Houston Astros (63-40, 1st in AL West) at Oracle Park on Saturday. The Giants open this game at -111 while the Astros are coming in at -111. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Zack Greinke and Alex Wood.
As a team, the Houston Astros are compiling 5.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball. They have accumulated 562 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .342. The Astros have accounted for 192 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 133 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 540 runs batted in and 938 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is .267. Houston has a slugging percentage of .439 and have been called out on strikes 771 times, while taking a walk on 376 occasions.
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The Astros have a team earned run average of 3.69 on the campaign (9th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 932 batters. They have walked 346 batters and their FIP sits at 4.11 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.69 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.20. Astros pitchers have surrendered 121 home runs in addition to 412 total runs (9th in MLB).
The Astros relievers have earned a save rate of 59.0% and has come into the game in 86 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 137 runners on the season with 38.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Astros pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 87 times in addition to having 97 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have dispatched 310 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have a total of 46 holds on the campaign (21st in baseball). They have recorded 23 saves this season and have blown 16 of 39 save opportunities.
The Astros have turned 72.2% of balls in play into outs in their 8,262 innings on the field, which ranks them 1st in pro baseball. The Houston Astros have amassed 2,754 putouts for the season, as well as 869 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which ranks 1st in professional baseball, and they have twisted 758 double plays.
Greinke has taken the mound for 3,065 frames and has tallied 2,782 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.37 (1,149 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.157. He has surrendered 2,844 base hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 702 walks. Greinke (218-129 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.40 while he has gone up against 12,508 batters in the major leagues.
The Giants hold a slugging percentage of .433 and they are recording 4.81 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have 156 two-baggers, while walking 391 times as well as recording 491 runs. San Francisco has accumulated 151 home runs on the campaign to go along with 467 RBIs. They have struck out on 951 occasions (7th in baseball) and have recorded 822 base hits. The San Francisco Giants hold a team on-base percentage of .326 as well as a team batting average of .243 on the campaign.
The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 373 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.31 (333 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 101 homers and they allow 3.70 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.115 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.67 as a squad this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.33 (889 strikeouts against 267 walks). They come in at 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 743.
San Francisco relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 39.2% out of their 97 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 108 times in high leverage situations and on 66 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 122 save situations, the Giants have earned 65 holds and 18 blown saves. They are ranked 8th in MLB holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 350 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 54 save opportunities and they have earned 36 saves.
In 8,160 innings on the field, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (2nd in MLB). The San Francisco Giants have turned 73 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in baseball). The Giants have accrued 921 assists, 45 errors and have a total of 2,720 putouts on the campaign.
Thus far in his career, Wood has conceded 885 hits while tallying 885 punch outs in 945 frames. Wood (62-47 record in his career) has earned a 3.47 ERA while giving up 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 364 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.226 and a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and he has faced 3,938 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-111)
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