Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-141) San Francisco (+110)
Oracle Park is the site where Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants (63-37, 1st in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (61-41, 2nd in NL West) on Thursday. The Giants open this game at +110 while the Dodgers are coming in at -141. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are David Price and Johnny Cueto.
The Dodgers have accounted for 157 doubles as a team and have hit 142 balls out of the stadium. Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .422 and have been called out on strikes 907 times, while taking a walk on 411 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are knocking in 5.2 runs/g, which puts them at 2nd in the league. They have recorded 504 RBI's in addition to 831 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate sits at .242. They have tallied 526 runs scored and have an OBP of .334.
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The Dodgers hold a team ERA of 3.22 on the campaign (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,014 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 306 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.70 as a squad on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.31 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.12. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 114 home runs and 381 runs (4th in baseball).
The Dodgers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 57.4% and has entered the game in 124 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 144 runners so far this year and 24.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. Dodgers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 103 times and also have had 123 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 351 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen have a total of 69 holds for the season (1st in baseball). They have recorded 31 saves for the season and have not converted 23 of their 54 save opportunities.
The Dodgers have converted 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,154 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 3rd in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated 2,718 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 836 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 25th in MLB, and they have turned 614 double plays.
Price has taken the ball for 2,070 innings and has earned 2,020 strikeouts so far in his career. Price (154-80 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.36 while he has gone up against 8,495 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.31 (761 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.159. He has given up 1,861 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 538 walks.
The Giants have a SLG% of .435 and they tally 4.86 runs per contest (7th in MLB). They have put up 153 doubles, while getting a free base 383 times and scoring 486 runs. San Francisco has a total of 151 home runs so far this year as well as 462 RBIs. They have struck out on 934 occasions (7th in the league) and have recorded 808 base hits. The San Francisco Giants have a team on-base percentage of .327 in addition to a batting average of .243 for the season.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.112 in addition to having a FIP of 3.68 as a squad on the season. They are sitting at 4th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 726. The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 365 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.29 (325 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio is 3.32 (869 strikeouts against 262 free passes). They have given up 100 HR's and they surrender 3.70 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
San Francisco relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.3% out of 92 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 104 times in high leverage situations in addition to 64 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 120 save situations, the Giants have earned 64 holds and also 18 blown saves. They rank 7th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.0%, and they have sent 339 relievers to the mound this season. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 53 save opportunities and they have recorded 35 saves.
In 7,998 innings on the diamond, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 72.3% (1st in pro baseball). The San Francisco Giants have turned 71 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in MLB). The Giants have accrued 904 assists, 44 errors and have a total of 2,666 putouts over the course of the season.
During his MLB career, Cueto has surrendered 1,835 base knocks while tallying 1,689 strikeouts in 2,007 frames. He has given up a total of 768 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.199 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.95 and he has faced 8,332 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Cueto (134-95 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.44 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-141)
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