New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+130) San Francisco (-167)
Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants (76-42, 1st in NL West) host the New York Mets (59-58, 3rd in NL East) at Oracle Park on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Mets priced at +130 and the Giants are at -167. The O/U is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Marcus Stroman and Logan Webb.
New York has a slugging % of .380 and have been called out on strikes 991 times, while taking a walk on 372 occasions. They have recorded 422 runs batted in and 869 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .234. The Mets have accounted for 159 doubles as a unit and have hit 123 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 443 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .313. As a team, the New York Mets are scoring 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 28th in baseball.
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Mets pitchers have allowed 132 home runs in addition to 468 total runs (7th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 344 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.97 as a team on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.06 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.22. The Mets are sitting with a team ERA of 3.78 this season (10th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,054 batters.
The Mets have sent 379 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have inherited 143 base runners on the year with 33.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 33 saves for the year and have blown 18 out of their 51 save opportunities. The Mets relievers have earned a save percentage of 64.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 103 save situations. The bullpen have notched 51 holds so far this year (21st in baseball). Mets bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 94 times in addition to having 123 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have transformed 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,895 innings, which ranks them 11th in the majors. The New York Mets have accumulated 2,965 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 946 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them ranked 10th in pro baseball, and have earned 750 double plays.
Stroman has taken the ball for 981 innings and is sitting with 809 strikeouts thus far in his career. Stroman (59-58 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.62 and he has faced 4,086 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.63 (396 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.269. He has allowed 971 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 275 walks.
The Giants have a team SLG% of .437 and they are recording 4.93 runs per game (8th in baseball). They have recorded 190 doubles, while getting a free base 440 times as well as putting up 582 runs. San Francisco has tallied 176 HRs so far this season as well as 555 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,095 instances (7th in the league) and have tallied 976 hits. The San Francisco Giants have recorded a team OBP of .327 and a team batting average of .247 so far this year.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.123 in addition to having a FIP of 3.69 as a pitching staff for the season. They are currently ranked 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 870. The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 438 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.32 (389 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.29 (1,029 strikeouts vs 313 bases on balls). They have conceded 117 homers and they yield 3.74 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
With 144 save situations, the Giants have recorded 77 holds and 22 blown saves. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 64 save opportunities and they have earned 42 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 135 times in high leverage situations and also on 80 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 37.7% of 114 inherited runners. They are ranked 7th in baseball with a save percentage of 65.6%, and they have sent 413 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 82 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (4th in pro baseball). The Giants have racked up 1,061 assists, 55 errors and have earned 3,161 putouts over the course of the season. In 9,483 innings on the field, the Giants hold a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (1st in professional baseball).
Webb (11-10 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.22 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.70 and he has faced 766 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 84 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.341 and a FIP of 3.7. In his pro baseball career, Webb has given up 176 base hits while accumulating 173 K's in 179 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-167)
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