San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 7/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-147) Arizona (+115)
Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants (50-29, 1st in NL West) head to Chase Field on Friday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (22-60, 5th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this game at +115 while the Giants are priced at -147. The total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Alex Wood and Zac Gallen.
As a team, the San Francisco Giants are recording 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 9th in baseball. They have notched a total of 385 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .324. The Giants have earned 121 doubles as a team and have hit 116 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 365 RBI's and 627 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is at .240. San Francisco owns a slugging percentage of .429 and have been rung up 754 times, while taking a walk on 303 occasions.
The Giants have compiled a team ERA of 3.21 this season (2nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 678 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.29 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.10. Giants pitchers have given up 80 home runs and also 288 total runs (2nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 206 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.72 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Giants relief pitchers have a save percentage of 63.6% and has entered the game in 95 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 68 runners so far this season with 44.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. Giants relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 52 times as well as having 89 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 267 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen have accumulated 50 holds so far this season (5th in baseball). They have earned 28 saves on the year and have blown 16 of 44 save opportunities.
The Giants have converted 72.8% of balls in play into outs out of 6,333 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 1st in pro baseball. The San Francisco Giants have amassed 2,111 putouts so far this season, as well as 719 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which puts them in 3rd in professional baseball, and have a total of 456 double plays.
Wood has pitched in 923 frames and has earned 856 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.48 (357 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.228. He has given up 867 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 266 free passes. Wood (59-47 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.55 while he has gone up against 3,841 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .370 and they average 4.17 runs per contest (19th in MLB). They have 143 doubles, while getting a free base 275 times and putting up 342 runs. Arizona has recorded 71 home runs this year as well as 320 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 739 occasions (9th in MLB) and have notched a total of 647 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a team on-base percentage of .306 in addition to a batting average of .232 for the year.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.458 in addition to having a FIP of 4.79 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.30 (640 strikeouts vs 278 bases on balls). They come in at 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 756. They have relinquished 114 long balls and they allow 5.82 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Arizona pitching staff have relinquished 459 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.28 (416 earned runs relinquished).
Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.3% out of their 99 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 61 times in high leverage situations in addition to 67 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 44 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 25 holds and 13 blown saves. They rank 30th in the league with a save rate of 31.6%, and they have sent 283 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Arizona has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 19 save chances and they have come away with 6 saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 47 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 711 assists, 52 errors and are sitting with 2,129 putouts so far this year. In their 6,387 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (26th in professional baseball).
In his career, Gallen has allowed 148 hits while he has totaled 224 K's in 191 frames. Gallen (7-11 career record) holds a 2.97 earned run average while allowing 7.0 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 63 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.188 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.84 and he has faced 794 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-147) and over 8 runs
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