Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+150) San Francisco (-200)
Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants (61-35, 1st in NL West) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (36-60, 5th in NL Central) at Oracle Park on Sunday. The Giants open this matchup at -200 while the Pirates are coming in at +150. The total opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are JT Brubaker and Alex Wood.
Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .368 and have struck out 778 times, while taking a walk on 303 occasions. They have accrued 329 runs batted in in addition to 762 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .239. The Pirates have hit 148 doubles as a unit and have hit 80 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 350 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 3.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 30th in the league.
The Pirates hold a team ERA of 4.94 so far this season (26th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 780 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 354 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.60 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.20 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.39. Pirates pitchers have given up 119 long balls and 477 runs (23rd in baseball).
The Pirates relief pitchers have a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 64 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 127 runners on the campaign with 31.5% of those players crossed home plate. Pirates relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 76 times and also have had 74 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 334 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen have 41 holds on the year (25th in the league). They have recorded 14 saves this year and have blown 7 out of their 21 save opportunities.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 2,473 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 841 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them ranked 5th in MLB, and have 675 double plays. The Pirates have converted 69.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,419 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 20th in baseball.
Brubaker (5-12 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.55 and he has gone up against 598 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 137 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 39 walks. His earned run average is 4.77 (74 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.260. Brubaker has thrown 139 frames and has 141 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The San Francisco Giants are sitting with a team OBP of .327 and a team batting average of .244 this year. They have been rung up on 890 instances (7th in MLB) and have a total of 780 hits. San Francisco has recorded 144 long balls on the season to go along with 451 RBIs. The Giants have a slugging percentage of .434 and they average 4.92 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have 147 doubles, while getting a free base 372 times and scoring 472 runs.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.109 with a FIP of 3.72 as a staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.33 (833 strikeouts vs 250 free passes). They rank 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 695. They have allowed 98 long balls and they relinquish 3.66 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 347 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.26 (309 earned runs given up).
Sitting with 119 save situations, the Giants have compiled 63 holds and also 18 blown saves. San Francisco has had relievers enter the contest in 53 save opportunities and they have earned 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 relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.5% of 84 inherited base runners. They are ranked 7th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.0%, and they have sent 327 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
In their 7,674 innings played, the Giants hold a efficiency on defense of 72.4% (1st in the majors). The San Francisco Giants have twisted 68 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in MLB). The Giants have recorded 870 assists, 41 errors and have accumulated 2,558 putouts during this campaign.
Wood (61-47 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.48 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.22 and he has faced 3,914 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 363 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.226 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. So far in his pro baseball career, Wood has allowed 880 base knocks while he has tallied 877 strikeouts in 940 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco (-200)
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