San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 10/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+100) San Francisco (-125)
Joe Musgrove and the San Diego Padres (78-80, 3rd in NL West) travel to Oracle Park on Friday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (104-54, 1st in NL West). The Giants open this game at -125 while the Padres are coming in at +100. The total is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Joe Musgrove and Anthony DeSclafani.
San Diego has a slugging percentage of .402 and have been called out on strikes 1,287 times, while being walked on 578 occasions. They have tallied 685 runs batted in as well as 1,273 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is .242. The Padres have compiled 263 doubles as a squad and have hit 178 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 719 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .322. As a team, the San Diego Padres are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which is 14th in MLB.
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The Padres are sitting with a team ERA of 4.05 on the season (14th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,484 hitters. They have walked 504 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.14 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.94 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Padres pitchers have relinquished 197 long balls and 684 runs (14th in MLB).
The Padres relievers have recorded a save percentage of 60.9% and has come into the game in 162 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 170 runners over the course of the season with 34.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. Padres bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 121 times in addition to having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 609 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen have racked up 91 holds for the year (7th in the league). They have accumulated 42 saves for the year and have blown 27 out of their 69 save opportunities.
The San Diego Padres are sitting with 4,188 putouts thus far, as well as 1,371 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which has them ranked 13th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 1,091 double plays. The Padres have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,564 innings, which has them ranked 15th in pro baseball.
Musgrove (40-47 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.86 and he has faced 2,817 batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 629 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 176 free passes. His ERA is 4.04 (302 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.196. Musgrove has thrown 673 frames and has accumulated 664 K's during his MLB career.
The San Francisco Giants have recorded an on-base percentage of .330 and a batting average of .249 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,430 occasions (8th in baseball) and have earned a total of 1,329 base hits. San Francisco has recorded 237 long balls on the season to go along with 747 runs batted in. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .442 and they score 4.96 runs per outing (6th in the league). They have hit 264 doubles, while taking a walk 590 times and racking up 783 runs.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.144 with a FIP of 3.58 as a team on the season. They rank 9th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,215. The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 583 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.26 (514 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.41 (1,386 strikeouts vs 407 walks). They have surrendered 151 home runs and they yield 3.70 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
San Francisco relievers hold an inherited score rate of 33.7% out of 175 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 203 times in high leverage situations in addition to 122 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 197 save situations, the Giants have compiled 111 holds and also 28 blown saves. They are ranked 6th in baseball holding a save rate of 66.3%, and they have sent 581 relievers onto the field on the campaign. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 83 save chances and they have tallied 55 saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 120 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in MLB). The Giants have accrued 1,436 assists, 80 errors and are sitting with 4,254 putouts for the year. Out of their 12,762 innings on the diamond, the Giants have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.9% (4th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, DeSclafani has given up 801 hits while accumulating 731 K's in 819 innings pitched. DeSclafani (49-46 career win-loss record) holds a 4.09 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 372 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.255 and a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 3.22 and he has faced 3,434 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (+100)
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