Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-161) San Francisco (+125)
Oracle Park is the venue where Jose Quintana and the San Francisco Giants (86-49, 1st in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-50, 2nd in NL West) on Sunday. The Giants open this game at +125 while the Dodgers are coming in at -161. The over/under opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Walker Buehler and Jose Quintana.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 3rd in MLB. They have notched a total of 682 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .330. The Dodgers have hit 209 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 188 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 656 runs batted in as well as 1,105 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is at .242. Los Angeles is slugging .421 and have struck out 1,214 times, while drawing a walk on 521 occasions.
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The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 2.99 so far this year (1st in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,347 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.20 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.10. Dodgers pitchers have relinquished 140 home runs in addition to 470 total runs (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 421 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.61 as a unit this season.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 62.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 158 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 199 runners this year with 22.6% of those players earned a run for their team. Dodgers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 143 times and also have had 170 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 496 relievers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 85 holds for the year (3rd in the league). They have accumulated 44 saves for the season and have missed out on 27 of their 71 chances to save the game.
The Dodgers have converted 72.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,917 innings, which has them sitting 1st in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have amassed 3,639 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,099 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which is 19th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 837 double plays.
Buehler (37-11 career mark) has a FIP of 3.19 while facing 2,152 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 400 base hits (6.6 hits per nine innings) and has 137 walks. His ERA is 2.79 (168 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.991. Buehler has taken the hill for 541 innings and has earned 603 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Giants hold a slugging percentage of .431 and they score 4.74 runs per outing (9th in baseball). They have recorded 213 doubles, while walking 494 times as well as putting up 640 runs. San Francisco has recorded 201 home runs on the year to go along with 612 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,237 instances (8th in the league) and have a total of 1,100 base knocks. The San Francisco Giants have recorded a team on-base percentage of .322 in addition to a team batting average of .243 on the season.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.133 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.59 as a unit on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 3.34 (1,183 strikeouts against 354 free passes). They rank 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,015. They have allowed 128 dingers and they relinquish 3.70 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 497 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.27 (439 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 170 save situations, the Giants have earned 94 holds and also 25 blown saves. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 73 save chances and they have converted 48 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 167 times in high leverage situations in addition to 97 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.1% out of their 138 inherited runners. They are ranked 8th in MLB holding a save percentage of 65.8%, and they have dispatched 476 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
In their 10,878 innings played, the Giants have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (3rd in MLB). The San Francisco Giants have turned 98 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (5th in baseball). The Giants have accrued 1,218 assists, 66 errors and have earned 3,626 putouts on the campaign.
Quintana (83-80 career mark) has earned a 3.82 earned run average and has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and he has gone up against 6,510 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 659 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.282 and a FIP of 3.7. In his MLB career, Quintana has allowed 1,537 base hits and he has 1,389 K's in 1,551 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-161) and over 8 runs
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