Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-172) San Francisco (+135)
Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-49, 1st in NL West) head to Oracle Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (85-49, 2nd in NL West). The Dodgers open this game at -172 while the Giants are coming in at +135. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Julio Urias and Sammy Long.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .423 and have been called out on strikes 1,205 times, while drawing a walk on 517 occasions. They have accrued 654 runs batted in and 1,097 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .242. The Dodgers have tallied 208 doubles as a squad and have smacked 188 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 680 runs scored and hold an OBP of .330. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are recording 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in the league.
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Dodgers pitchers have conceded 140 home runs in addition to 467 runs (1st in baseball). They have walked 413 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.60 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.24 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.10. The Dodgers have a team ERA of 3.01 this year (1st in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,338 batters.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have a save rate of 62.9% and has come into the game in 157 save situations. The relievers have inherited 193 runners for the season with 22.8% of those runners crossed home plate. Dodgers pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 139 times and also have had 165 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 486 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 85 holds on the campaign (3rd in baseball). They have earned 44 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 26 out of their 70 save chances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned a total of 3,607 putouts this season, in addition to 1,089 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them ranked 19th in MLB, and they have twisted 833 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 72.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,821 innings on the diamond, ranking them 1st in professional baseball.
Urias has taken the hill for 389 innings and has earned 392 strikeouts thus far in his career. Urias (27-10 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.45 while he has faced 1,605 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.19 (138 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.168. He has conceded 333 base hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 122 walks.
San Francisco has recorded 199 home runs so far this year and 605 runs batted in. They have put up 210 doubles, while walking 483 times as well as putting up 632 runs. The San Francisco Giants have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .323 in addition to a team batting average of .244 so far this season. The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .433 and they average 4.75 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have struck out on 1,223 occasions (8th in the league) and have totaled 1,087 hits.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.137 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.62 as a staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.32 (1,160 strikeouts vs 349 walks). They sit at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,002. They have allowed 128 home runs and they concede 3.74 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 494 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.31 (437 earned runs conceded).
San Francisco has called on relievers to take the mound in 72 save opportunities and they have come away with 48 saves. They rank 8th in MLB with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 469 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relievers have come in 161 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.1% out of their 138 inherited base runners. Sitting with 167 save situations, the Giants have 92 holds and 24 blown saves.
Out of their 10,698 innings played, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (3rd in pro baseball). The San Francisco Giants have turned 97 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in professional baseball). The Giants have recorded 1,197 assists, 66 errors and have a total of 3,566 putouts for the season.
So far in his MLB career, Long has given up 35 base knocks while tallying 38 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 24 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.252 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.92 and he has faced 165 hitters during his career. Long (2-1 career mark) holds a 5.63 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-172) and over 8.5 runs
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