Los Angeles Angels vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 5/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+119) San Francisco (-129)
Andrew Heaney and the Los Angeles Angels (23-29, 4th in AL West) are headed to Oracle Park on Monday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (32-20, 2nd in NL West). The Angels open this matchup at +119 while the Giants are priced at -129. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Andrew Heaney and Johnny Cueto.
Los Angeles is slugging .414 and have struck out 450 times, while being walked on 135 occasions. They have accounted for 221 RBI's and 427 hits on the season, and their batting average is .247. The Angels have tallied 79 doubles as a unit and have knocked 65 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 234 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .308. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.5 runs/g, which has them sitting at 13th in MLB.
Angels pitchers have yielded 72 home runs and also 280 runs (29th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 211 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.49 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.38 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.45. The Angels have a team earned run average of 5.13 on the campaign (30th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 502 batters.
The Angels bullpen have a save percentage of 55.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 39 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 108 runners for the year and 39.8% of them crossed the plate. Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 77 times and also have had 51 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 183 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have 19 holds on the campaign (26th in the league). They have accumulated 11 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 9 of their 20 save chances.
The Angels have transformed 66.6% of balls in play into outs in their 4,074 innings, which has them sitting 29th in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have amassed 1,358 putouts this season, in addition to 445 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .977 which puts them in 30th in MLB, and they have turned 361 double plays.
Heaney (26-32 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.36 while he has faced 2,316 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 533 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 154 walks. His ERA is 4.51 (275 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.251. Heaney has pitched in 549 frames and has earned 555 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
San Francisco is sitting with 73 long balls so far this season to go along with 237 runs batted in. They have hit 77 doubles, while taking a walk 204 times as well as putting up 250 runs. The San Francisco Giants have an OBP of .317 as well as a batting average of .231 for the season. The Giants have a slugging percentage of .413 and they score 4.81 runs per game (9th in MLB). They have struck out on 510 occasions (7th in the league) and have totaled 393 hits.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.161 in addition to having a FIP of 3.74 as a pitching staff on the year. They are sitting at 12th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 391. The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 187 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.34 (171 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 3.15 (454 strikeouts against 144 walks). They have conceded 54 long balls and they relinquish 3.65 runs per 9 innings (3rd in MLB).
With 72 save situations, the Giants have recorded 39 holds and 13 blown saves. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 33 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 66 times in high leverage situations and on 34 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.3% out of 46 inherited base runners. They are ranked 17th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.6%, and they have dispatched 177 relievers onto the diamond on the year.
Out of their 4,149 innings played, the Giants hold a efficiency on defense of 71.6% (7th in baseball). The San Francisco Giants have twisted 36 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (1st in MLB). The Giants have accrued 476 assists, 19 errors and have accumulated 1,383 putouts this season.
So far in his MLB career, Cueto has given up 1,775 base knocks while accumulating 1,638 K's in 1,952 innings pitched. Cueto (131-91 career record) has earned a 3.41 ERA and has given up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 740 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.197 and having a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.91 and he has gone up against 8,094 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (-129)
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