San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 10/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+110) San Francisco (-135)
Oracle Park is the site where Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (105-54, 1st in NL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (78-81, 3rd in NL West) on Saturday. The Giants open this game at -135 while the Padres are coming in at +110. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Nabil Crismatt and Kevin Gausman.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are recording 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 14th in baseball. They have earned 722 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .322. The Padres have tallied 264 doubles as a unit and have hit 180 balls out of the park. They have accrued 688 runs batted in and 1,278 hits for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .242. San Diego is slugging .402 and have struck out 1,297 times, while taking a walk on 582 occasions.
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The Padres have a team earned run average of 4.08 this season (14th in the league), and they have rung up 1,492 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.95 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. Padres pitchers have given up 202 long balls in addition to 692 total runs (14th in the league). They have walked 506 hitters and their FIP is 4.17 as a team so far this year.
The Padres have sent 612 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 170 runners on the campaign with 34.1% of those runners crossed the plate. They have accumulated 42 saves so far this season and have blown 27 out of their 69 chances to save the game. The Padres relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.9% and stepped onto the hill in 162 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 91 holds on the season (7th in MLB). Padres relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 121 times and also have had 152 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Diego Padres have earned 4,212 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,380 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which is 12th in pro baseball, and have a total of 1,099 double plays. The Padres have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,636 innings, which has them sitting 15th in baseball.
Crismatt has pitched in 86 innings and has tallied 77 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.43 (33 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.304. He has conceded 89 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 24 walks. Crismatt (3-1 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.14 while going up against 368 batters in the major leagues.
The Giants have a team SLG% of .442 and they are recording 4.96 runs per game (6th in the league). They have put up 267 two-baggers, while getting a free base 592 times and putting up 788 runs. San Francisco is sitting with 238 home runs on the season as well as 752 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,436 instances (8th in MLB) and have earned 1,339 base hits. The San Francisco Giants have a team OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .250 so far this season.
The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 587 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.27 (518 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 151 home runs and they surrender 3.70 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The Giants have a WHIP of 1.149 and have a FIP of 3.57 as a pitching staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.39 (1,398 strikeouts vs 412 bases on balls). They come in at 9th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,227.
San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 83 save opportunities and they have earned 55 saves. They are currently ranked 5th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.3%, and they have sent 587 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 208 times in high leverage situations in addition to 125 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.1% of 181 inherited runners. Sitting with 197 save situations, the Giants have amassed 111 holds and 28 blown saves.
In 12,843 innings played, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (6th in MLB). The San Francisco Giants have turned 120 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in professional baseball). The Giants have recorded 1,442 assists, 80 errors and have accounted for 4,281 putouts on the season.
Gausman (64-72 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.04 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.35 and he has faced 4,941 batters during his MLB career. He has allowed 525 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.284 and a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Gausman has surrendered 1,158 hits while earning 1,156 K's in 1,170 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (+110)
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