Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+185) San Francisco (-250)
Oracle Park is the site where Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (61-35, 1st in NL West) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (36-60, 5th in NL Central) on Saturday. The Pirates open this contest at +185 while the Giants are coming in at -250. The O/U has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Wil Crowe and Kevin Gausman.
Pittsburgh has a slugging percentage of .368 and have struck out 778 times, while taking a walk on 303 occasions. They have recorded 329 runs batted in in addition to 762 hits so far this year, while their batting average is sitting at .239. The Pirates have recorded 148 doubles as a team and have hit 80 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 350 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .310. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are earning 3.7 runs per game, which has them at 30th in MLB.
The Pirates have an ERA of 4.94 so far this season (26th in the league), and their staff has rung up 780 batters. They have walked 354 batters and their FIP is 4.60 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.39. Pirates pitchers have given up 119 home runs and 477 runs in total (23rd in baseball).
The Pirates have dispatched 334 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 127 runners this year with 31.5% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 14 saves for the season and have not converted 7 of 21 chances to get a save. The Pirates bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 64 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 41 holds on the season (25th in MLB). Pirates pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 76 times and also have had 74 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pirates have converted 69.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,419 innings on the field, which has them ranked 20th in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 2,473 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 841 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding rate is at .986 which has them sitting 5th in professional baseball, and have a total of 675 double plays.
Crowe has taken the ball for 68 frames and has earned 61 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 6.82 (52 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.748. He has given up 82 base knocks (10.7 hits per 9 innings) with 38 walks. Crowe (1-7 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 6.82 and he has faced 320 opposing batters in the majors.
The Giants have a SLG% of .434 and they tally 4.92 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have recorded 147 two-baggers, while taking a walk 372 times and notching 472 runs. San Francisco has tallied 144 long balls on the campaign to go along with 451 RBIs. They have struck out on 890 occasions (7th in the league) and have totaled 780 hits. The San Francisco Giants have earned a team OBP of .327 and a team batting average of .244 this year.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.109 in addition to having a FIP of 3.72 as a unit for the year. They are sitting at 4th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 695. The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 347 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.26 (309 earned runs allowed). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.33 (833 strikeouts against 250 free passes). They have allowed 98 homers and they allow 3.66 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
With 119 save situations, the Giants have recorded 63 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. San Francisco has had relievers enter the contest in 53 save opportunities and they have recorded 35 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 101 times in high leverage situations in addition to 61 occasions with runners on base. San Francisco relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.5% out of their 84 inherited base runners. They rank 7th in the league with a save percentage of 66.0%, and they have sent 327 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
In their 7,674 innings on the diamond, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.4% (1st in pro baseball). The San Francisco Giants have turned 68 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .988 (2nd in professional baseball). The Giants have recorded 870 assists, 41 errors and have notched a total of 2,558 putouts for the season.
During his pro baseball career, Gausman has allowed 1,081 base hits while accumulating 1,072 strikeouts in 1,103 innings pitched. He has allowed 490 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.278 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.26 and he has gone up against 4,644 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Gausman (59-69 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.00 ERA and has conceded 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+185)
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