Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 10/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-110) San Francisco (-110)
Oracle Park is the venue where Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants (107-55, 1st in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, 2nd in NL West) on Thursday in Game 5 of the NLDS. The series is tied at 2-2 with the Dodgers winning on Tuesday night by a score of 7-2. The Giants open this contest at -110 while the Dodgers are coming in at -110. The total is set at 6.5. The starting pitchers will be Julio Urias and Logan Webb.
The Dodgers have tallied 247 doubles as a unit and have hit 237 balls out of the park. Los Angeles is slugging .429 and have been called out on strikes 1,408 times, while taking a walk on 613 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.1 runs/g, which has them at 5th in the league. They have 799 runs batted in and 1,330 hits on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .244. They have tallied 830 runs and have an on-base percentage of .330.
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The Dodgers hold a team ERA of 3.01 so far this year (1st in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,599 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 486 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.54 as a team over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.10. Dodgers pitchers have given up 161 long balls and 561 runs in total (1st in MLB).
The Dodgers have sent 600 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 231 runners over the course of the season with 20.3% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 56 saves on the year and have blown 27 of 83 save chances. The Dodgers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 67.5% and has come into the game in 198 save situations. The relievers have racked up 112 holds for the year (3rd in the league). Dodgers pitchers have entered the game with players on base 168 times in addition to having 201 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Dodgers have turned 72.3% of balls in play into outs in their 13,068 innings on the field, ranking them 1st in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 4,356 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,303 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them sitting 18th in MLB, and have accumulated 1,021 double plays.
Urias (32-10 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.32 and he has faced 1,746 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 360 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 128 free passes. His earned run average is 3.09 (146 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.149. Urias has taken the mound for 424 innings and is sitting with 427 strikeouts during his career.
San Francisco is sitting with 241 home runs on the season and 768 RBIs. They have notched 271 doubles, while taking a walk 602 times as well as racking up 804 runs. The San Francisco Giants have compiled an OBP of .329 in addition to a team batting average of .249 on the campaign. The Giants have a team SLG% of .440 and they have an average of 4.96 runs per contest (6th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,461 occasions (9th in MLB) and have totaled 1,360 base knocks.
The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 594 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.24 (524 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 151 HR's and they relinquish 3.67 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.148 and have a FIP of 3.55 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.43 (1,425 strikeouts vs 416 walks). They are currently ranked 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,254.
With 202 save situations, the Giants have amassed 114 holds and 29 blown saves. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 85 save chances and they have come away with 56 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 213 times in high leverage situations in addition to 130 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of their 189 inherited runners. They rank 6th in baseball holding a save percentage of 65.9%, and they have dispatched 599 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
In their 13,095 innings played, the Giants have a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (6th in MLB). The San Francisco Giants have turned 122 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in baseball). The Giants have recorded 1,471 assists, 80 errors and have accumulated 4,365 putouts this season.
Webb (16-10 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.94 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.26 and he has gone up against 1,016 hitters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 106 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.267 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. So far in his pro baseball career, Webb has surrendered 233 base knocks and he has 241 punch outs in 242 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-110)
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