Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-116) San Francisco (-105)
David Price and the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-49, 1st in NL West) go to Oracle Park on Friday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (84-49, 2nd in NL West). The odds on this contest have the Dodgers priced at -116 and the Giants are at -105. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are David Price and Anthony DeSclafani.
As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.1 runs per outing, which has them at 3rd in the league. They have notched a total of 680 runs and have an on-base percentage of .330. The Dodgers have accounted for 208 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 188 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 654 runs batted in and 1,097 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .242. Los Angeles is slugging .423 and have struck out 1,205 times, while taking a walk on 517 occasions.
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The Dodgers hold a team earned run average of 3.01 over the course of the season (1st in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,338 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.24 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.10. Dodgers pitchers have allowed 140 long balls and 467 total runs (1st in the league). They have walked 413 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.60 as a squad on the campaign.
Dodgers pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 139 times as well as having 165 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 85 holds over the course of the season (3rd in baseball). The Dodgers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.9% and has come into the game in 157 save situations. They have recorded 44 saves over the course of the season and have blown 26 out of their 70 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 193 runners over the course of the season with 22.8% of those players crossed home plate. The Dodgers have dispatched 486 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for 3,607 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,089 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 19th in the majors, and they have twisted 833 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 72.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,821 innings, which has them sitting 1st in professional baseball.
Price has pitched in 2,097 innings and has accumulated 2,036 K's during his career. Price (154-82 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.37 and he has gone up against 8,606 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.33 (775 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.158. He has allowed 1,882 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 547 walks.
The Giants hold a team slugging % of .433 and they score 4.75 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They have put up 210 doubles, while getting a free base 483 times and scoring 632 runs. San Francisco has a total of 199 long balls so far this season to go along with 605 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,223 occasions (8th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,087 base hits. The San Francisco Giants have tallied an OBP of .323 in addition to a batting average of .244 so far this season.
The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 494 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.31 (437 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 128 dingers and they surrender 3.74 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.137 and have a FIP of 3.62 as a team for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.32 (1,160 strikeouts against 349 walks). They are sitting at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,002.
San Francisco relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 34.1% of 138 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 161 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 167 save situations, the Giants have 92 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. They are ranked 8th in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 469 relievers to the hill on the season. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 72 save opportunities and they have come away with 48 saves.
The San Francisco Giants have twisted 97 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in professional baseball). The Giants have 1,197 assists, 66 errors and have a tally of 3,566 putouts for the year. In their 10,698 innings on the diamond, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (3rd in the majors).
DeSclafani (48-45 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.14 ERA and has conceded 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.21 and he has gone up against 3,326 hitters during his career. He has given up a total of 364 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.261 and a FIP of 4.2. In his pro baseball career, DeSclafani has allowed 778 base hits while totaling 709 punch outs in 792 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-116) and over 9 runs
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