Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 6/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+105) San Francisco (-132)
Oracle Park is the site where Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants (43-25, 1st in NL West) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (33-33, 2nd in NL East) on Friday. The Phillies open this contest at +105 while the Giants are priced at -132. The total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Vince Velasquez and Johnny Cueto.
The Phillies have tallied 102 doubles as a team and have knocked 67 baseballs out of the park. Philadelphia has a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 641 times, while drawing a walk on 213 occasions. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are earning 4.2 runs/g, which ranks them 19th in the league. They have accrued 266 runs batted in and 527 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average sits at .241. They have a total of 277 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .313.
The Phillies are sitting with a team ERA of 4.07 so far this season (15th in the league), and their staff has struck out 608 hitters. They have walked 199 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.10 as a unit on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.06 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.26. Phillies pitchers have allowed 82 long balls and also 284 runs (15th in MLB).
Phillies pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 56 times and also have had 82 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 29 holds this season (23rd in baseball). The Phillies relievers have earned a save rate of 51.7% and stepped onto the hill in 60 save situations. They have compiled 15 saves so far this season and have not converted 14 of 29 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 83 base runners on the season with 42.2% of them earned a run for their team. The Phillies have sent 202 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated 1,737 putouts for the season, in addition to 594 assists and 38 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which ranks 10th in MLB, and they have twisted 427 double plays. The Phillies have transformed 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,211 innings on the field, which has them sitting 21st in MLB.
Velasquez has taken the mound for 605 innings and has earned 672 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 4.68 (315 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.376. He has given up 587 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 246 free passes. Velasquez (30-36 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.41 and he has faced 2,607 hitters during his time in the majors.
San Francisco has hit 99 home runs on the campaign to go along with 310 RBIs. They have put up 98 two-baggers, while taking a walk 267 times and scoring 326 runs. The San Francisco Giants hold an OBP of .322 in addition to a team batting average of .237 so far this year. The Giants have a team slugging % of .423 and they average 4.79 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have struck out on 643 occasions (7th in MLB) and have 527 base knocks.
The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 247 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.23 (216 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 68 long balls and they allow 3.70 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.118 in addition to having a FIP of 3.73 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.23 (578 strikeouts vs 179 walks). They are currently ranked 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 493.
San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 40 save chances and they have walked away with 26 saves. They rank 10th in the league with a save percentage of 65.0%, and they have sent 228 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 80 times in high leverage situations and also on 43 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.3% out of 62 inherited base runners. With 88 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 47 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have twisted 52 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in baseball). The Giants have recorded 627 assists, 30 errors and have a total of 1,805 putouts during this campaign. In their 5,415 innings played, the Giants hold a defensive efficiency of 72.3% (2nd in MLB).
Cueto (132-93 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.43 ERA and has given up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.92 and he has gone up against 8,195 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded 752 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.201 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. During his MLB career, Cueto has allowed 1,803 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,654 punch outs in 1,973 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-132)
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