Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 5/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-148) San Francisco (+138)
Oracle Park is the venue where Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants (27-16, 1st in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (25-18, 3rd in NL West) on Friday. The Dodgers open this contest at -148 while the Giants are coming in at +138. The total opens at 6.5. The men taking the mound are Trevor Bauer and Alex Wood.
The Dodgers have accrued 67 doubles as a team and have knocked 48 balls out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .407 and have been called out on strikes 389 times, while being walked on 198 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.2 runs/g, which has them at 4th in baseball. They have 208 RBI's as well as 351 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate is .246. They have tallied 217 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .349.
The Dodgers have an earned run average of 3.06 this season (2nd in MLB), and they have struck out 425 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 117 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.42 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.63 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.07. Dodgers pitchers have allowed 43 home runs and 158 runs (7th in baseball).
The Dodgers relievers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 56 save situations. The relievers have inherited 56 runners on the campaign with 26.8% of those players ended up scoring. Dodgers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 45 times in addition to having 60 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 136 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen have tallied 29 holds this season (3rd in the league). They have accumulated 13 saves on the year and have blown 13 of 26 save opportunities.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with 1,131 putouts this season, as well as 345 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which puts them in 7th in the majors, and they have turned 260 double plays. The Dodgers have transformed 72.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,393 innings on the diamond, ranking them 4th in professional baseball.
Bauer (79-66 career mark) has a FIP of 3.82 while going up against 5,248 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,080 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 468 free passes. His ERA is 3.82 (530 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.241. Bauer has taken the hill for 1,247 innings and has accounted for 1,356 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The San Francisco Giants are sitting with a team OBP of .315 in addition to a batting average of .225 for the year. They have been rung up on 409 instances (6th in baseball) and have accounted for 305 hits. San Francisco has hit 58 home runs this year to go along with 173 runs batted in. The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .404 and they are earning 4.36 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have put up 56 two-baggers, while getting a free base 169 times and putting up 183 runs.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.146 in addition to having a FIP of 3.76 as a unit this season. They come in at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 304. The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 145 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.25 (134 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.96 (358 strikeouts against 121 bases on balls). They have allowed 41 home runs and they surrender 3.52 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
San Francisco relievers hold an inherited score rate of 44.2% out of 43 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 59 times in high leverage situations in addition to 31 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 65 save situations, the Giants have compiled 35 holds and also 12 blown saves. They sit at 17th in the league with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 142 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 30 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves.
In 3,339 innings on the diamond, the Giants have earned a efficiency on defense of 72.5% (2nd in the majors). The San Francisco Giants have turned 30 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .991 (1st in professional baseball). The Giants have accrued 393 assists, 13 errors and have accumulated 1,113 putouts on the campaign.
In his career, Wood has surrendered 830 hits while earning 818 strikeouts in 887 frames. He has conceded a total of 333 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.220 and a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.23 and he has gone up against 3,684 batters in his career. Wood (58-44 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.38 earned run average and has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-148) and over 6.5 runs
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