Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+100) San Francisco (-125)
Luis Garcia and the Houston Astros (64-40, 1st in AL West) travel to Oracle Park on Sunday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (64-39, 1st in NL West). The Astros open this matchup at +100 while the Giants are coming in at -125. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Luis Garcia and Logan Webb.
As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.5 runs per outing, which has them at 1st in MLB. They have a total of 571 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .342. The Astros have recorded 194 doubles as a unit and have knocked 136 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 549 runs batted in and 951 hits this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .268. Houston has a slugging percentage of .440 and have struck out 784 times, while drawing a walk on 381 occasions.
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The Astros have a team ERA of 3.69 so far this year (10th in the league), and they have struck out 943 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.21. Astros pitchers have surrendered 121 home runs and 418 total runs (10th in the league). They have walked 350 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.09 as a squad on the season.
The Astros relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 59.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 87 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 139 base runners so far this season with 38.1% of those runners crossed the plate. Astros relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 88 times in addition to having 98 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have dispatched 314 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have notched 47 holds over the course of the season (20th in baseball). They have 23 saves on the campaign and have blown 16 of their 39 save opportunities.
The Houston Astros have amassed 2,781 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 877 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .989 which puts them in 1st in the majors, and they have twisted 766 double plays. The Astros have transformed 72.1% of balls in play into outs in their 8,343 innings on the diamond, ranking them 1st in the majors.
Garcia has pitched in 108 innings and has accounted for 123 K's in his pro baseball career. Garcia (7-6 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.41 while he has gone up against 438 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.16 (38 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.071. He has surrendered 81 base knocks (6.7 hits per 9 innings) with 35 walks.
The San Francisco Giants hold an on-base percentage of .326 and a team batting average of .243 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 962 occasions (7th in the league) and have totaled 833 base knocks. San Francisco has tallied 151 HRs on the season as well as 473 runs batted in. The Giants hold a slugging % of .432 and they average 4.83 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have recorded 160 two-baggers, while getting a free base 395 times and earning 497 runs.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.123 with a FIP of 3.69 as a pitching staff for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.32 (902 strikeouts against 272 walks). They come in at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 756. They have yielded 104 long balls and they concede 3.76 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The San Francisco pitching staff have yielded 382 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.35 (341 earned runs yielded).
San Francisco relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.6% out of their 101 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 109 times in high leverage situations and on 68 occasions with runners on. With 122 save situations, the Giants have earned 65 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They rank 8th in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 355 relievers onto the diamond this season. San Francisco has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 54 save opportunities and they have tallied 36 saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 73 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in baseball). The Giants have recorded 926 assists, 46 errors and have accumulated 2,747 putouts on the season. In 8,241 innings on the diamond, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (2nd in the majors).
Webb (9-10 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.53 ERA and has conceded 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.55 and he has gone up against 698 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 81 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.385 and a FIP of 3.8. In his MLB career, Webb has surrendered 163 hits while he has earned 153 K's in 161 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-125)
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