San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Dinelson Lamet and the San Diego Padres (18-14, 2nd in NL West) head to Oracle Park on Sunday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (18-13, 1st in NL West).
The Padres have accounted for 36 doubles as a unit and have smacked 30 baseballs out of the park. San Diego has a slugging % of .356 and have struck out 265 times, while drawing a walk on 126 occasions. As a unit, the San Diego Padres are scoring 3.8 runs per game, which puts them at 26th in baseball. They have amassed 116 RBI's in addition to 244 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is .231. They have earned 123 runs scored and hold an OBP of .316.
Padres pitchers have surrendered 33 home runs and 107 total runs (4th in baseball). They have walked 96 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.36 as a team on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.65 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.08. The Padres have compiled a team earned run average of 2.76 for the season (1st in MLB), and their staff has struck out 350 hitters.
The Padres have dispatched 129 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 34 runners so far this season with 17.6% of those players crossed home plate. They have compiled 13 saves over the course of the season and have blown 6 of their 19 chances to get a save. The Padres relievers have accumulated a save rate of 68.4% and has entered the game in 43 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 23 holds for the year (3rd in the league). Padres relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 22 times in addition to having 36 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Diego Padres are sitting with 870 putouts on the year, in addition to 277 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .977 which is 29th in pro baseball, and have earned 237 double plays. The Padres have turned 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,610 innings, which has them ranked 13th in pro baseball.
Lamet has taken the mound for 260 innings and has accumulated 341 K's during his career. His earned run average is 3.70 (107 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.149. He has given up 194 base hits (6.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 105 walks. Lamet (13-14 career record) holds a FIP of 3.69 while going up against 1,082 batters in the major leagues.
The San Francisco Giants have tallied a team OBP of .313 as well as a team batting average of .227 so far this year. They have been rung up on 289 occasions (10th in MLB) and have accounted for 226 hits. San Francisco has knocked in 41 long balls on the year and 134 runs batted in. The Giants have a team slugging % of .406 and they average 4.45 runs per game (14th in baseball). They have put up 45 two-baggers, while taking a walk 118 times as well as putting up 138 runs.
The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 108 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.36 (101 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 30 HR's and they concede 3.60 runs per 9 innings (3rd in MLB). The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.144 with a FIP of 3.78 as a squad this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.75 (264 strikeouts vs 96 walks). They come in at 5th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 213.
Sitting with 42 save situations, the Giants have amassed 23 holds and 8 blown saves. San Francisco has called on relievers to take the mound in 19 save opportunities and they have tallied 11 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 45 times in high leverage situations and on 22 occasions with runners on base. San Francisco relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 45.5% of 33 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 20th in the league holding a save percentage of 57.9%, and they have dispatched 103 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
In 2,499 innings on the diamond, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.4% (3rd in pro baseball). The San Francisco Giants have turned 31 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in pro baseball). The Giants have recorded 304 assists, 19 errors and have earned a total of 833 putouts on the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Cueto has given up 1,754 hits while he has accumulated 1,630 punch outs in 1,939 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 732 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.193 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and he has gone up against 8,038 opposing batters in his career. Cueto (130-90 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.40 earned run average while surrendering 8.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco
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