San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 5/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-140) San Francisco (+130)
Oracle Park is the site where Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants (18-13, 1st in NL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (18-14, 2nd in NL West) on Friday. The Padres open this matchup at -140 while the Giants are priced at +130. The over/under opens at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Blake Snell and Anthony DeSclafani.
The Padres have hit 36 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 30 balls out of the park. San Diego has a slugging % of .355 and have struck out 265 times, while drawing a walk on 126 occasions. As a team, the San Diego Padres are putting up 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. They have accrued 116 runs batted in and 243 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate sits at .230. They have racked up 123 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .315.
Padres pitchers have surrendered 33 home runs in addition to 107 runs in total (5th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 96 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.37 as a team so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.65 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.08. The Padres have a team ERA of 2.76 on the year (1st in the league), and the staff has struck out 350 batters.
The Padres have dispatched 129 relievers to the mound for the year. The relievers have inherited 34 base runners over the course of the season and 17.6% of them crossed home plate. They have 13 saves so far this season and have not converted 6 out of their 19 chances to save the game. The Padres relievers have earned a save percentage of 68.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 43 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 23 holds so far this season (2nd in the league). Padres bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 22 times as well as having 36 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Padres have converted 70.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,610 innings on the field, which has them ranked 13th in baseball. The San Diego Padres have amassed 870 putouts for the season, in addition to 277 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .977 which has them ranked 29th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 237 double plays.
Snell has taken the ball for 581 frames and has accumulated 685 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.25 (210 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.248. He has given up 479 base hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) with 247 free passes. Snell (43-30 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.51 and he has gone up against 2,409 hitters in the majors.
The San Francisco Giants have an OBP of .313 as well as a batting average of .227 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 289 instances (9th in the league) and have notched a total of 226 base hits. San Francisco has tallied 41 HRs on the season to go along with 134 RBIs. The Giants have a SLG% of .406 and they score 4.45 runs per game (15th in the league). They have notched 45 doubles, while getting a free base 118 times as well as putting up 138 runs.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.140 with a FIP of 3.79 as a staff for the year. They rank 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 212. The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 108 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.36 (101 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.75 (264 strikeouts vs 96 bases on balls). They have given up 30 home runs and they concede 3.60 runs per 9 innings (3rd in MLB).
San Francisco bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 45.5% out of 33 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 45 times in high leverage situations in addition to 22 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 42 save situations, the Giants have amassed 23 holds and also 8 blown saves. They are ranked 20th in baseball holding a save percentage of 57.9%, and they have dispatched 103 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 19 save opportunities and they have walked away with 11 saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 31 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (16th in pro baseball). The Giants have 304 assists, 19 errors and have notched a total of 833 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 2,499 innings on the field, the Giants have a efficiency on defense of 72.4% (3rd in MLB).
In his MLB career, DeSclafani has allowed 689 base knocks while he has tallied 615 K's in 692 innings pitched. DeSclafani (39-40 career mark) is the owner of a 4.17 earned run average while giving up 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up 321 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.275 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.17 and he has faced 2,917 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (+130)
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