Milwaukee Brewers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+140) San Francisco (-175)
Oracle Park is the site where Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants (84-48, 1st in NL West) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (81-52, 1st in NL Central) on Thursday. The Brewers open this matchup at +140 while the Giants are coming in at -175. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Eric Lauer and Logan Webb.
Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .399 and have been called out on strikes 1,215 times, while drawing a walk on 483 occasions. They have accumulated 583 RBI's and 1,032 hits this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .234. The Brewers have accrued 208 doubles as a squad and have knocked 161 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 615 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .319. As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which is 10th in MLB.
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Brewers pitchers have allowed 127 long balls and 490 total runs (3rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 450 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.61 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.96 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Brewers have a team earned run average of 3.35 on the year (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,334 hitters.
Brewers pitchers have entered the game with runners on 87 times as well as having 164 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 70 holds so far this season (10th in MLB). The Brewers bullpen have compiled a save rate of 61.7% and stepped onto the hill in 132 save situations. They have compiled 37 saves over the course of the season and have blown 23 of 60 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 124 base runners this season with 33.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Brewers have sent 440 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated 3,543 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,108 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 25th in professional baseball, and they have turned 853 double plays. The Brewers have transformed 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,629 innings, ranking them 7th in the majors.
Lauer has taken the mound for 355 innings and has racked up 332 K's during his pro baseball career. Lauer (18-24 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.39 while he has gone up against 1,568 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.49 (177 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.445. He has given up 376 base hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 137 walks.
The Giants have a team slugging % of .434 and they are scoring 4.77 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have 206 two-baggers, while getting a free base 478 times and scoring 630 runs. San Francisco has tallied 199 home runs for the year as well as 603 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,210 occasions (9th in the league) and have recorded 1,079 hits. The San Francisco Giants have an on-base percentage of .323 and a team batting average of .244 for the season.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.133 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.62 as a unit so far this season. They have a ranking of 7th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 992. The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 489 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.30 (433 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.34 (1,150 strikeouts vs 344 walks). They have given up 127 homers and they concede 3.73 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
Sitting with 167 save situations, the Giants have accrued 92 holds and 24 blown saves. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 72 save opportunities and they have recorded 48 saves. Their relievers have come in 159 times in high leverage situations and also on 94 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.8% out of their 136 inherited base runners. They rank 7th in baseball with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 464 relievers onto the field so far this year.
Out of their 10,617 innings on the diamond, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (3rd in the majors). The San Francisco Giants have turned 96 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in MLB). The Giants have recorded 1,189 assists, 63 errors and have accumulated 3,539 putouts during this campaign.
In his career, Webb has allowed 193 hits while totaling 194 strikeouts in 199 frames. He has given up 87 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.304 and a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.90 and he has gone up against 844 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Webb (13-10 career record) is the owner of a 3.93 earned run average and has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+140)
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