Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 6/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-135) San Francisco (+110)
Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants (48-26, 1st in NL West) play the Oakland Athletics (45-31, 2nd in AL West) at Oracle Park on Friday. The Giants open this game at +110 while the Athletics are coming in at -135. The over/under opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Sean Manaea and Johnny Cueto.
Oakland has a slugging rate of .417 and have been called out on strikes 658 times, while drawing a walk on 272 occasions. They have 327 runs batted in and 590 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .238. The Athletics have recorded 128 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 97 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 348 runs while holding a team OBP of .320. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in baseball.
The Athletics hold a team ERA of 3.96 over the course of the season (13th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 624 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 203 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.93 as a team so far this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.26. Athletics pitchers have allowed 83 long balls in addition to 319 runs (15th in the league).
The Athletics relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 69.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 66 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 87 base runners for the season with 34.5% of them crossed home plate. Athletics relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 57 times and also have had 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 227 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen have tallied 37 holds on the season (14th in baseball). They have recorded 20 saves on the campaign and have blown 9 of 29 save opportunities.
The Oakland Athletics have accumulated 2,012 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 588 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which puts them in 4th in MLB, and have earned 521 double plays. The Athletics have converted 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,036 innings on the field, which ranks them 17th in the majors.
Manaea has taken the ball for 634 innings and is sitting with 536 punch outs so far in his career. Manaea (45-34 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.93 while he has faced 2,629 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.73 (263 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.198. He has conceded 600 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 160 walks.
The San Francisco Giants have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .325 and a batting average of .242 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 708 occasions (5th in MLB) and have earned a total of 593 base knocks. San Francisco has 111 HRs over the course of the season as well as 353 runs batted in. The Giants have a team SLG% of .434 and they are scoring 5.03 runs per game (4th in MLB). They have 113 doubles, while walking 287 times and earning 372 runs.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.109 with a FIP of 3.70 as a unit for the season. They are currently ranked 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 539. The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 271 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.22 (236 earned runs given up). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.32 (637 strikeouts against 192 walks). They have given up 75 homers and they allow 3.70 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
San Francisco relievers have an inherited score percentage of 41.3% out of their 63 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 85 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with runners on base. With 92 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 49 holds and 15 blown saves. They rank 12th in baseball holding a save rate of 64.3%, and they have dispatched 249 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. San Francisco has had relievers enter the contest in 42 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves.
Out of their 5,937 innings on the field, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 72.4% (2nd in baseball). The San Francisco Giants have turned 55 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in professional baseball). The Giants have 684 assists, 32 errors and have earned 1,979 putouts for the season.
Thus far in his career, Cueto has conceded 1,809 base hits while he has earned 1,659 K's in 1,979 innings pitched. He has conceded 755 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.200 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.93 and he has faced 8,217 hitters thus far in his career. Cueto (133-93 record in his career) holds a 3.43 earned run average while surrendering 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (+110)
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