New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+110) San Francisco (-135)
Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants (77-42, 1st in NL West) host the New York Mets (59-59, 3rd in NL East) at Oracle Park on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Mets priced at +110 and the Giants are at -135. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Tylor Megill and Anthony DeSclafani.
New York is slugging .380 and have been rung up 1,003 times, while taking a walk on 374 occasions. They have tallied 427 runs batted in in addition to 879 hits so far this year, while their team batting average is .235. The Mets have tallied 159 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 124 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 448 runs while having a team OBP of .313. As a unit, the New York Mets are scoring 3.8 runs/g, which has them sitting at 28th in MLB.
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The Mets have compiled a team earned run average of 3.81 this year (10th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,060 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Mets pitchers have allowed 135 long balls and 475 total runs (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 345 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.00 as a unit for the season.
The Mets relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 64.7% and stepped onto the hill in 103 save situations. The relievers have inherited 147 base runners this season and 32.7% of them crossed the plate. Mets relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 96 times in addition to having 124 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have sent 384 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have racked up 51 holds this season (21st in baseball). They have compiled 33 saves on the season and have blown 18 of 51 chances to get a save.
The Mets have converted 69.9% of balls in play into outs out of 8,967 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 12th in professional baseball. The New York Mets have accounted for 2,989 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 954 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which is 10th in professional baseball, and have a total of 758 double plays.
Megill (1-2 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.74 while he has faced 209 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 45 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 13 walks. His earned run average is 3.42 (19 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.160. Megill has taken the hill for 50 frames and has racked up 54 K's in his pro baseball career.
San Francisco has tallied 179 home runs for the year as well as 563 runs batted in. They have put up 192 two-baggers, while getting a free base 441 times as well as putting up 589 runs. The San Francisco Giants have an OBP of .327 as well as a team batting average of .248 for the season. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .440 and they are scoring 4.95 runs per game (8th in the league). They have struck out on 1,101 occasions (7th in baseball) and have recorded 990 hits.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.125 with a FIP of 3.68 as a squad on the campaign. They rank 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 880. The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 443 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.34 (394 earned runs given up). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.30 (1,041 strikeouts against 315 free passes). They have given up 118 long balls and they concede 3.75 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
With 148 save situations, the Giants have 80 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 65 save chances and they have tallied 43 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 138 times in high leverage situations and also on 81 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.1% out of 116 inherited runners. They rank 5th in MLB with a save percentage of 66.2%, and they have sent 418 relievers to the hill for the season.
Out of their 9,564 innings played, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (1st in professional baseball). The San Francisco Giants have turned 82 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in pro baseball). The Giants have racked up 1,068 assists, 56 errors and have notched a total of 3,188 putouts so far this season.
So far in his career, DeSclafani has conceded 771 hits while earning 704 punch outs in 787 innings pitched. He has conceded 361 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.258 and a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 3.20 and he has gone up against 3,304 hitters in his career. DeSclafani (48-44 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.12 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-135)
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