Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-116) San Francisco (-105)
Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (61-40, 2nd in NL West) go to Oracle Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (62-37, 1st in NL West). The moneyline on this matchup has the Dodgers coming in at -116 and the Giants are at -105. The O/U has been set at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Walker Buehler and Anthony DeSclafani.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are earning 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 2nd in baseball. They have earned 525 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .335. The Dodgers have hit 155 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 142 balls out of the park. They have recorded 503 RBI's as well as 825 hits for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .243. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .424 and have been called out on strikes 900 times, while drawing a walk on 410 occasions.
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The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 3.24 this year (1st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,007 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.31 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.13. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 114 long balls and 379 runs in total (4th in MLB). They have walked 304 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.71 as a squad for the season.
The Dodgers bullpen have compiled a save rate of 57.4% and has come into the game in 124 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 144 base runners over the course of the season and 24.3% of those players earned a run for their team. Dodgers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 103 times in addition to having 123 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 351 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The bullpen have accumulated 69 holds so far this season (1st in baseball). They have recorded 31 saves for the year and have blown 23 of 54 save chances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated 2,694 putouts so far this season, as well as 827 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which ranks 25th in baseball, and have earned 607 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,082 innings, which ranks them 3rd in pro baseball.
Buehler has pitched in 494 frames and has 551 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 2.93 (161 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 0.997. He has allowed 371 base knocks (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has 122 walks. Buehler (34-10 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.22 while he has faced 1,966 hitters in the majors.
The Giants have a team SLG% of .437 and they are recording 4.89 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have hit 152 two-baggers, while walking 381 times as well as notching 484 runs. San Francisco has 151 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 461 RBIs. They have struck out on 927 occasions (7th in the league) and have earned a total of 802 hits. The San Francisco Giants have compiled a team on-base percentage of .327 as well as a batting average of .243 on the year.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.116 in addition to having a FIP of 3.70 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.30 (862 strikeouts against 261 walks). They rank 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 720. They have allowed 100 HR's and they surrender 3.73 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 364 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.32 (324 earned runs surrendered).
With 120 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 64 holds and also 18 blown saves. San Francisco has had relief pitchers take the mound in 53 save opportunities and they have walked away with 35 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 104 times in high leverage situations and on 64 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 41.3% out of 92 inherited runners. They rank 7th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.0%, and they have sent 339 relievers to the hill on the year.
Out of their 7,917 innings on the field, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 72.2% (1st in MLB). The San Francisco Giants have turned 71 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .988 (2nd in baseball). The Giants have 893 assists, 44 errors and have 2,639 putouts on the season.
In his MLB career, DeSclafani has surrendered 753 base hits while accumulating 692 K's in 775 frames. DeSclafani (47-43 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.07 ERA while surrendering 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 351 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.248 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 3.22 and he has gone up against 3,245 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-116) and over 7 runs
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