Milwaukee Brewers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-105) San Francisco (-116)
Brandon Woodruff and the Milwaukee Brewers (79-52, 1st in NL Central) head to Oracle Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (84-46, 1st in NL West). The Giants open this contest at -116 while the Brewers are coming in at -105. The over/under opens at 7. The pitchers taking the mound are Brandon Woodruff and Alex Wood.
As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 4.6 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have tallied 606 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .319. The Brewers have compiled 206 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 160 balls out of the park. They have compiled 574 RBI's as well as 1,012 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average sits at .234. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .399 and have been called out on strikes 1,198 times, while being walked on 477 occasions.
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The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 3.37 on the campaign (3rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,309 batters. They have walked 444 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.62 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.95 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.18. Brewers pitchers have conceded 125 long balls in addition to 487 runs (3rd in MLB).
The Brewers have sent 435 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 122 runners on the campaign with 33.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 36 saves for the year and have missed out on 23 of their 59 save chances. The Brewers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 61.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 129 save situations. The relievers have earned 68 holds on the campaign (14th in MLB). Brewers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 86 times as well as having 161 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Brewers have turned 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,467 innings, which has them sitting 6th in pro baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated 3,489 putouts on the year, as well as 1,094 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 25th in the majors, and have accumulated 837 double plays.
Woodruff has taken the mound for 432 innings and has totaled 490 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.21 (154 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.063. He has surrendered 346 hits (7.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 113 free passes. Woodruff (27-18 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.13 while he has gone up against 1,738 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Giants hold a slugging % of .435 and they tally 4.82 runs per game (9th in MLB). They have tallied 202 doubles, while walking 472 times as well as recording 627 runs. San Francisco has knocked in 197 home runs so far this season as well as 600 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,185 occasions (10th in the league) and have tallied 1,066 base hits. The San Francisco Giants have earned a team on-base percentage of .323 in addition to a batting average of .244 on the year.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.128 and have a FIP of 3.63 as a squad on the campaign. They rank 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 972. The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 480 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.29 (424 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.35 (1,133 strikeouts against 338 walks). They have allowed 126 homers and they yield 3.72 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 72 save chances and they have walked away with 48 saves. They are ranked 7th in baseball holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 456 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 159 times in high leverage situations and also on 92 occasions with runners on base. San Francisco relievers hold an inherited score rate of 34.8% of 132 inherited runners. Sitting with 167 save situations, the Giants have earned 92 holds in addition to 24 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 94 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in MLB). The Giants have racked up 1,170 assists, 62 errors and are sitting with 3,485 putouts for the year. In their 10,455 innings played, the Giants have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (2nd in professional baseball).
Wood (63-48 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.53 ERA while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.24 and he has faced 4,080 batters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 383 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.232 and a FIP of 3.5. In his pro baseball career, Wood has surrendered 921 hits while he has totaled 918 strikeouts in 977 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-105)
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