San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 7/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-132) Arizona (+105)
Merrill Kelly and the Arizona Diamondbacks (22-59, 5th in NL West) play the San Francisco Giants (50-29, 1st in NL West) at Chase Field on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Giants coming in at -132 and the Diamondbacks are at +105. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Johnny Cueto and Merrill Kelly.
San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .429 and have been called out on strikes 754 times, while taking a walk on 303 occasions. They have compiled 365 runs batted in and 627 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is sitting at .240. The Giants have hit 121 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 116 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 385 runs scored while having a team OBP of .324. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.9 runs per contest, which is 7th in MLB.
The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 3.21 over the course of the season (4th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 678 batters. They have walked 206 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.71 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.29 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.10. Giants pitchers have yielded 80 long balls in addition to 288 runs in total (3rd in the league).
Giants bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 52 times in addition to having 89 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 50 holds so far this year (5th in the league). The Giants relievers have recorded a save percentage of 63.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 95 save situations. They have earned 28 saves so far this year and have blown 16 of their 44 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 68 base runners so far this season with 44.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Giants have dispatched 267 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 2,111 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 719 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which has them ranked 3rd in baseball, and have a total of 456 double plays. The Giants have transformed 72.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,333 innings, which ranks them 1st in baseball.
Cueto (134-93 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.84 and he has gone up against 8,245 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 1,814 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 568 walks. His ERA is 3.42 (755 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.199. Cueto has taken the mound for 1,986 innings and has totaled 1,665 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a team OBP of .305 as well as a batting average of .232 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 733 occasions (9th in MLB) and have earned 641 base hits. Arizona has accounted for 71 long balls on the season to go along with 317 RBIs. The Diamondbacks have a team SLG% of .372 and they average 4.17 runs per game (19th in baseball). They have tallied 142 two-baggers, while taking a walk 268 times and racking up 338 runs.
The Arizona pitching staff have yielded 452 runs on the year while having an ERA of 5.26 (410 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 114 long balls and they surrender 5.80 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.456 with a FIP of 4.80 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.30 (637 strikeouts vs 277 walks). They come in at 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 744.
Arizona has called on relievers to enter the game in 19 save opportunities and they have tallied 6 saves. They are ranked 30th in MLB with a save rate of 31.6%, and they have sent 279 bullpen pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 61 times in high leverage situations and also on 66 occasions with runners on. Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.9% out of their 97 inherited runners. With 44 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 25 holds and 13 blown saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 47 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have 705 assists, 50 errors and have a total of 2,105 putouts so far this year. In 6,315 innings played, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (26th in baseball).
Kelly (20-23 career record) has earned a 4.32 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and he has gone up against 1,289 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded 147 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.275 and a FIP of 4.3. In his pro baseball career, Kelly has allowed 303 hits while he has tallied 269 punch outs in 306 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (+105)
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