Miami Marlins vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 4/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+128) San Francisco (-138)
Aaron Sanchez and the San Francisco Giants (11-6, 2nd in NL West) host the Miami Marlins (7-9, 3rd in NL East) at Oracle Park on Thursday. The Marlins open this contest at +128 while the Giants are priced at -138. The over/under opens at 8. The pitchers expected to start will be Daniel Castano and Aaron Sanchez.
Miami is slugging .373 and have been called out on strikes 156 times, while drawing a walk on 54 occasions. They have accumulated 68 runs batted in and 134 hits for the year, while their batting average is at .243. The Marlins have hit 31 doubles as a unit and have knocked 11 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 71 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. As a squad, the Miami Marlins are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, which has them at 11th in baseball.
Marlins pitchers have given up 20 long balls and 70 total runs (11th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 58 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.26 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.59 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. The Marlins have an earned run average of 3.84 so far this season (11th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 150 hitters.
Marlins bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 13 times in addition to having 26 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 6 holds over the course of the season (19th in MLB). The Marlins bullpen have a save percentage of 30.0% and has come into the game in 16 save situations. They have earned 3 saves for the year and have not converted 7 of their 10 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 18 base runners this season and 33.3% of those runners ended up scoring. The Marlins have dispatched 67 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Marlins have transformed 73.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,230 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 4th in pro baseball. The Miami Marlins have 410 putouts this season, in addition to 126 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 14th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 102 double plays.
Castano has taken the mound for 34 innings and is sitting with 12 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 2.86 (11 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.327. He has surrendered 33 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 13 free passes. Castano (1-2 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.73 and he has gone up against 145 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The San Francisco Giants have earned a team OBP of .291 as well as a team batting average of .212 this season. They have struck out on 159 instances (11th in the league) and have a total of 117 base knocks. San Francisco has hit 25 long balls on the campaign and 60 RBIs. The Giants have a SLG% of .397 and they score 3.59 runs per contest (27th in baseball). They have tallied 23 doubles, while walking 57 times as well as putting up 61 runs.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.124 and have a FIP of 3.50 as a squad this year. They rank 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 119. The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 53 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 2.98 (50 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.84 (145 strikeouts against 51 walks). They have surrendered 14 long balls and they give up 3.15 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
San Francisco has had relief pitchers take the mound in 15 save opportunities and they have earned 9 saves. They sit at 15th in the league with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 62 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 33 times in high leverage situations in addition to 13 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.2% out of their 17 inherited base runners. With 34 save situations, the Giants have recorded 19 holds and 6 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 16 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .978 (26th in baseball). The Giants have 140 assists, 13 errors and are sitting with 440 putouts on the season. In 1,320 innings on the diamond, the Giants hold a efficiency on defense of 71.6% (7th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Sanchez has given up 556 base hits while he has tallied 486 strikeouts in 604 innings pitched. Sanchez (34-34 career mark) has earned a 3.95 ERA and has surrendered 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 265 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.360 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.83 and he has gone up against 2,600 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-138)
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