Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 5/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants (28-16, 1st in NL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-18, 3rd in NL West) at Oracle Park on Sunday.
The Dodgers have accounted for 70 doubles as a squad and have hit 50 balls out of the park. Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .407 and have been called out on strikes 409 times, while drawing a walk on 202 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are compiling 5.1 runs per contest, which has them at 5th in MLB. They have recorded 214 runs batted in in addition to 365 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .245. They have racked up 224 runs while holding a team OBP of .347.
The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 3.01 for the year (2nd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 450 hitters. They have walked 120 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.38 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.75 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.06. Dodgers pitchers have allowed 45 long balls in addition to 162 runs (7th in baseball).
The Dodgers have dispatched 145 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 58 runners for the season with 25.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 15 saves on the year and have not converted 14 of their 29 chances to save the game. The Dodgers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 51.7% and has come into the game in 62 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 32 holds so far this year (3rd in the league). Dodgers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 46 times and also have had 64 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 1,185 putouts on the year, in addition to 361 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which ranks 11th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 271 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 72.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,555 innings on the diamond, ranking them 3rd in the majors.
Urias has taken the ball for 295 innings and has totaled 292 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.17 (104 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.175. He has given up 250 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 97 walks. Urias (18-8 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.37 while going up against 1,218 hitters in the majors.
San Francisco has 62 home runs so far this year to go along with 194 RBIs. They have hit 60 doubles, while taking a walk 177 times as well as scoring 206 runs. The San Francisco Giants are sitting with an OBP of .320 and a batting average of .230 this year. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .410 and they are earning 4.68 runs per game (8th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 429 occasions (5th in baseball) and have 330 hits.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.139 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.69 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.02 (380 strikeouts against 126 bases on balls). They come in at 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 317. They have relinquished 42 dingers and they concede 3.45 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 149 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.17 (137 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 67 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 37 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. San Francisco has called on relievers to enter the contest in 30 save opportunities and they have come away with 18 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 61 times in high leverage situations in addition to 31 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.2% out of their 43 inherited runners. They are ranked 18th in the league holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 149 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The San Francisco Giants have twisted 32 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .991 (1st in pro baseball). The Giants have 408 assists, 14 errors and have accounted for 1,167 putouts on the campaign. In 3,501 innings on the field, the Giants have a efficiency on defense of 72.4% (2nd in the majors).
During his MLB career, DeSclafani has allowed 700 base knocks while he has tallied 630 punch outs in 709 frames. He has conceded a total of 325 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.265 and a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.18 and he has faced 2,983 batters so far in his pro baseball career. DeSclafani (41-40 career record) holds a 4.12 earned run average and has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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