San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+130) San Francisco (-167)
Oracle Park is the venue where Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants (93-50, 1st in NL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (74-68, 3rd in NL West) on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Padres priced at +130 and the Giants are at -167. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Arrieta and Anthony DeSclafani.
The Padres have tallied 225 doubles as a team and have hit 161 baseballs out of the park. San Diego has a slugging rate of .399 and have been called out on strikes 1,172 times, while taking a walk on 529 occasions. As a team, the San Diego Padres are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in the league. They have 613 runs batted in in addition to 1,127 hits on the year, and their batting average is sitting at .240. They have earned 645 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .322.
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The Padres are sitting with a team ERA of 3.82 so far this year (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,346 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. Padres pitchers have allowed 170 home runs in addition to 584 total runs (7th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 441 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.02 as a team so far this year.
Padres bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 100 times and also have had 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 84 holds on the campaign (6th in the league). The Padres relievers have earned a save percentage of 66.1% and has come into the game in 148 save situations. They have recorded 41 saves for the season and have not converted 21 out of their 62 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 144 runners over the course of the season with 31.9% of those players earned a run for their team. The Padres have sent 539 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The San Diego Padres have a total of 3,777 putouts this season, as well as 1,254 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 9th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 982 double plays. The Padres have converted 70.0% of balls in play into outs in their 11,331 innings on the field, which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball.
Arrieta (115-91 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.99 and he has faced 6,731 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 1,442 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 568 free passes. His ERA is 3.95 (706 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.250. Arrieta has taken the hill for 1,608 frames and has tallied 1,430 punch outs in his MLB career.
San Francisco has recorded 213 home runs on the year to go along with 674 runs batted in. They have tallied 237 doubles, while getting a free base 531 times and notching 703 runs. The San Francisco Giants have tallied an OBP of .327 and a batting average of .248 so far this season. The Giants hold a team slugging % of .439 and they tally 4.92 runs per game (7th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,309 occasions (8th in MLB) and have recorded 1,194 base knocks.
The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 529 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.28 (466 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 137 home runs and they relinquish 3.72 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Giants have a WHIP of 1.136 with a FIP of 3.62 as a staff over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.31 (1,252 strikeouts vs 378 walks). They come in at 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,076.
With 178 save situations, the Giants have compiled 99 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 76 save opportunities and they have come away with 51 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 180 times in high leverage situations and on 105 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.6% out of their 153 inherited runners. They are ranked 4th in baseball holding a save percentage of 67.1%, and they have sent 511 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
In their 11,526 innings on the field, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (4th in professional baseball). The San Francisco Giants have twisted 106 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in the majors). The Giants have recorded 1,292 assists, 72 errors and have 3,842 putouts this season.
So far in his career, DeSclafani has surrendered 787 hits while totaling 719 K's in 802 innings. DeSclafani (48-45 career record) has earned a 4.12 ERA and has conceded 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 367 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.261 and having a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.20 and he has faced 3,368 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-167)
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