San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-125) San Francisco (+100)
Oracle Park is the site where Scott Kazmir and the San Francisco Giants (94-50, 1st in NL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (74-69, 3rd in NL West) on Wednesday. The Giants open this contest at +100 while the Padres are coming in at -125. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Joe Musgrove and Scott Kazmir.
The Padres have earned 228 doubles as a team and have knocked 161 balls out of the park. San Diego has a slugging rate of .398 and have been called out on strikes 1,183 times, while being walked on 531 occasions. As a unit, the San Diego Padres are compiling 4.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 14th in the league. They have compiled 614 runs batted in and 1,134 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .240. They are sitting with 646 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .321.
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Padres pitchers have surrendered 174 home runs and also 593 runs in total (9th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 445 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.05 as a unit this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.23. The Padres are sitting with a team ERA of 3.86 for the season (9th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,353 batters.
The Padres relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 66.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 148 save situations. The relievers have inherited 144 base runners so far this year with 31.9% of them ended up scoring. Padres bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 100 times as well as having 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have sent 543 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have notched 84 holds for the year (6th in baseball). They have recorded 41 saves on the season and have blown 21 out of their 62 save opportunities.
The Padres have turned 70.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,403 innings on the field, which has them sitting 10th in professional baseball. The San Diego Padres have notched a total of 3,801 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,260 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them ranked 9th in baseball, and have 990 double plays.
Musgrove has taken the hill for 656 innings and is sitting with 645 punch outs so far in his career. Musgrove (39-47 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.81 while he has gone up against 2,741 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.99 (291 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.182. He has given up 609 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 167 walks.
The Giants have a team slugging % of .441 and they are earning 4.94 runs per game (7th in MLB). They have 238 doubles, while taking a walk 535 times as well as putting up 712 runs. San Francisco has accumulated 217 HRs on the season to go along with 683 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,316 occasions (7th in MLB) and have a total of 1,202 base knocks. The San Francisco Giants have earned an OBP of .327 in addition to a team batting average of .248 so far this season.
The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 530 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.26 (467 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 137 dingers and they concede 3.70 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.135 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.32 (1,263 strikeouts against 380 free passes). They are currently ranked 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,083.
With 178 save situations, the Giants have compiled 99 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. San Francisco has had relievers take the mound in 76 save chances and they have converted 51 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 180 times in high leverage situations in addition to 106 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score rate of 34.4% of 154 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 4th in baseball with a save percentage of 67.1%, and they have dispatched 516 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year.
In 11,607 innings played, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (4th in the majors). The San Francisco Giants have twisted 106 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in MLB). The Giants have recorded 1,297 assists, 72 errors and have a tally of 3,869 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Kazmir has allowed 1,604 hits while he has tallied 1,615 K's in 1,696 frames. Kazmir (108-97 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.02 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 757 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.347 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.37 and he has gone up against 7,282 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco (+100)
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