Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Oracle Park is the venue where Conner Menez and the San Francisco Giants (27-16, 1st in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (25-18, 3rd in NL West) on Saturday.
The Dodgers have hit 67 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 48 baseballs out of the stadium. Los Angeles is slugging .407 and have been rung up 389 times, while taking a walk on 198 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are recording 5.2 runs per outing, which puts them at 4th in MLB. They have 208 runs batted in in addition to 351 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is sitting at .246. They have racked up 217 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .349.
The Dodgers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.06 on the season (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 425 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.63 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.07. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 43 home runs and 158 runs in total (7th in baseball). They have walked 117 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.42 as a team on the season.
The Dodgers relievers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 56 save situations. The relievers have inherited 56 runners on the year with 26.8% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Dodgers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 45 times as well as having 60 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 136 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have notched 29 holds for the year (3rd in MLB). They have compiled 13 saves this season and have missed out on 13 of their 26 chances to get a save.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have notched a total of 1,131 putouts this season, as well as 345 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which puts them in 7th in the majors, and they have twisted 260 double plays. The Dodgers have transformed 72.2% of balls in play into outs in their 3,393 innings, which has them sitting 4th in the majors.
Buehler has pitched in 417 innings and has accounted for 474 punch outs so far in his career. Buehler (26-9 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.26 while he has gone up against 1,665 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.13 (145 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.010. He has allowed 321 hits (6.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 100 free passes.
San Francisco has hit 58 home runs this season as well as 173 RBIs. They have notched 56 two-baggers, while walking 169 times and racking up 183 runs. The San Francisco Giants are sitting with an on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a batting average of .225 so far this year. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .404 and they score 4.36 runs per outing (15th in the league). They have struck out on 409 occasions (6th in the league) and have totaled 305 base knocks.
The San Francisco pitching staff have yielded 145 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.25 (134 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 41 HR's and they surrender 3.52 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.146 in addition to having a FIP of 3.76 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.96 (358 strikeouts against 121 free passes). They rank 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 304.
Sitting with 65 save situations, the Giants have tallied 35 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. San Francisco has had relief pitchers take the mound in 30 save opportunities and they have tallied 18 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 59 times in high leverage situations and also on 31 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.2% out of their 43 inherited runners. They sit at 17th in baseball holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 142 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
In their 3,339 innings played, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.5% (2nd in baseball). The San Francisco Giants have twisted 30 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .991 (1st in the majors). The Giants have 393 assists, 13 errors and have amassed 1,113 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his career, Menez has surrendered 19 base knocks while he has accumulated 30 punch outs in 28 frames. He has allowed a total of 13 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.271 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.76 and he has faced 118 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Menez (1-1 career mark) holds a 4.13 ERA while conceding 6.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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