San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+125) San Francisco (-161)
Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (95-50, 1st in NL West) play the San Diego Padres (74-70, 3rd in NL West) at Oracle Park on Thursday. The Giants open this game at -161 while the Padres are priced at +125. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Ross Detwiler and Kevin Gausman.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are notching 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 15th in baseball. They are sitting with 647 runs scored and have an OBP of .320. The Padres have tallied 230 two-baggers as a team and have hit 161 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 615 runs batted in and 1,137 hits on the season, and their batting average sits at .239. San Diego has a slugging % of .396 and have been called out on strikes 1,190 times, while drawing a walk on 532 occasions.
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The Padres have an ERA of 3.88 on the year (10th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,363 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 451 opposing players and their FIP is 4.06 as a unit for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.02 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Padres pitchers have given up 175 long balls and 599 runs (10th in the league).
The Padres relief pitchers have a save rate of 66.1% and has come into the game in 148 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 147 runners so far this year and 32.7% of them crossed home plate. Padres relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 103 times in addition to having 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have sent 549 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have racked up 84 holds so far this season (6th in the league). They have recorded 41 saves over the course of the season and have blown 21 of their 62 save opportunities.
The San Diego Padres have amassed 3,825 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,268 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate is at .986 which puts them in 10th in MLB, and they have turned 997 double plays. The Padres have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,475 innings on the field, ranking them 12th in baseball.
Detwiler has thrown 719 innings and has racked up 473 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Detwiler (29-49 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.60 while he has gone up against 3,166 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.58 (366 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.458. He has given up 788 hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) with 261 walks.
The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .441 and they earn 4.95 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have recorded 241 doubles, while getting a free base 541 times as well as putting up 718 runs. San Francisco has knocked in 218 home runs on the season as well as 686 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,326 occasions (7th in the league) and are sitting with 1,211 hits. The San Francisco Giants are sitting with an on-base percentage of .328 as well as a team batting average of .248 over the course of the season.
The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 531 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.24 (468 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 137 long balls and they surrender 3.68 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.130 and have a FIP of 3.59 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.33 (1,270 strikeouts vs 381 walks). They rank 4th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,086.
San Francisco has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 76 save opportunities and they have converted 51 saves. They are ranked 4th in the league with a save rate of 67.1%, and they have sent 519 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 180 times in high leverage situations in addition to 107 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.2% of 155 inherited runners. Sitting with 180 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 101 holds in addition to 25 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 106 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in professional baseball). The Giants have racked up 1,307 assists, 73 errors and have accumulated 3,896 putouts for the season. In 11,688 innings played, the Giants have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (3rd in the majors).
Gausman (64-71 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.02 ERA and has conceded 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.30 and he has gone up against 4,875 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 516 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.283 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. In his career, Gausman has allowed 1,138 base hits while he has tallied 1,135 strikeouts in 1,155 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-161) and under 8.5 runs
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