San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Oracle Park is the site where Kevin Gausman 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 Saturday.
San Diego owns a slugging percentage of .356 and have been called out on strikes 265 times, while taking a walk on 126 occasions. They have recorded 116 runs batted in and 244 base knocks on the year, while their batting average sits at .231. The Padres have hit 36 doubles as a team and have smacked 30 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 123 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .316. As a team, the San Diego Padres are notching 3.8 runs per game, which has them at 26th in MLB.
The Padres hold a team earned run average of 2.76 on the campaign (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 350 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.65 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.08. Padres pitchers have yielded 33 home runs and 107 runs (4th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 96 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.36 as a team so far this year.
Padres relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 22 times as well as having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 23 holds over the course of the season (3rd in the league). The Padres relief pitchers have a save percentage of 68.4% and stepped onto the hill in 43 save situations. They have compiled 13 saves for the year and have missed out on 6 out of their 19 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 34 runners on the campaign and 17.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Padres have sent 129 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The San Diego Padres have a tally of 870 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 277 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .977 which has them sitting 29th in baseball, and have a total of 237 double plays. The Padres have converted 70.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,610 innings on the field, ranking them 13th in pro baseball.
Musgrove has thrown 530 innings and has earned 512 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Musgrove (31-41 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.83 and he has gone up against 2,220 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.21 (248 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.200. He has surrendered 508 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 129 walks.
The San Francisco Giants hold an OBP of .313 in addition to a team batting average of .227 this season. They have been rung up on 289 occasions (10th in the league) and have a total of 226 base knocks. San Francisco has recorded 41 home runs over the course of the season and 134 runs batted in. The Giants have a SLG% of .406 and they score 4.45 runs per contest (14th in baseball). They have hit 45 doubles, while getting a free base 118 times and notching 138 runs.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.144 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.78 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.75 (264 strikeouts against 96 walks). They rank 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 213. They have allowed 30 home runs and they surrender 3.60 runs per 9 innings (3rd in MLB). The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 108 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.36 (101 earned runs relinquished).
San Francisco bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 45.5% out of their 33 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 45 times in high leverage situations and on 22 occasions with runners on. With 42 save situations, the Giants have compiled 23 holds and also 8 blown saves. They are currently ranked 20th in baseball with a save percentage of 57.9%, and they have sent 103 relievers to the mound this year. San Francisco has had relievers enter the contest in 19 save opportunities and they have earned 11 saves.
Out of their 2,499 innings on the diamond, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.4% (3rd in professional baseball). The San Francisco Giants have turned 31 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in baseball). The Giants have accrued 304 assists, 19 errors and have accounted for 833 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his pro baseball career, Gausman has conceded 1,039 hits while totaling 974 punch outs in 1,025 innings pitched. He has surrendered 475 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.313 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.17 and he has gone up against 4,347 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Gausman (52-66 mark in his career) has earned a 4.17 earned run average and has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego
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