Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 10/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-135) San Francisco (+125)
Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, 2nd in NL West) travel to Oracle Park on Friday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (107-55, 1st in NL West). The odds on this matchup have the Dodgers coming in at -135 and the Giants are at +125. The over/under is set at 7. The starting pitchers will be Walker Buehler and Logan Webb.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .429 and have been called out on strikes 1,408 times, while drawing a walk on 613 occasions. They have accounted for 799 runs batted in as well as 1,330 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is at .244. The Dodgers have tallied 247 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 237 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 830 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .330. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are compiling 5.1 runs per outing, which puts them at 5th in the league.
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Dodgers pitchers have relinquished 161 home runs in addition to 561 total runs (1st in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 486 batters and their FIP is 3.54 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.10. The Dodgers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.01 on the year (1st in MLB), and they have struck out 1,599 hitters.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 67.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 198 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 231 base runners for the season and 20.3% of them crossed the plate. Dodgers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 168 times as well as having 201 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 600 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have racked up 112 holds on the year (3rd in baseball). They have recorded 56 saves on the campaign and have not converted 27 of 83 save opportunities.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have notched a total of 4,356 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,303 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which has them ranked 18th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 1,021 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 13,068 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 1st in pro baseball.
Buehler (40-13 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.20 and he has faced 2,284 batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 432 base hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has 145 free passes. His earned run average is 2.90 (185 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.006. Buehler has pitched in 573 innings and has earned 632 strikeouts in his career.
San Francisco has hit 241 home runs so far this season to go along with 768 runs batted in. They have tallied 271 doubles, while taking a walk 602 times as well as earning 804 runs. The San Francisco Giants have recorded an on-base percentage of .329 and a batting average of .249 for the year. The Giants hold a team SLG% of .440 and they score 4.96 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,461 occasions (9th in MLB) and have recorded 1,360 base hits.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.148 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.55 as a staff so far this season. They are sitting at 9th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,254. The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 594 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.24 (524 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.43 (1,425 strikeouts against 416 bases on balls). They have conceded 151 home runs and they surrender 3.67 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
Sitting with 202 save situations, the Giants have accrued 114 holds and 29 blown saves. San Francisco has had relief pitchers enter the game in 85 save opportunities and they have tallied 56 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 213 times in high leverage situations and also on 130 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.3% out of their 189 inherited base runners. They sit at 6th in the league holding a save percentage of 65.9%, and they have sent 599 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 122 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in MLB). The Giants have racked up 1,471 assists, 80 errors and have notched a total of 4,365 putouts this season. In their 13,095 innings on the diamond, the Giants hold a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (6th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Webb has allowed 233 base hits while he has earned 241 strikeouts in 242 innings pitched. Webb (16-10 career mark) holds a 3.94 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up 106 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.267 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.26 and he has faced 1,016 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (+125) and under 7 runs
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