San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-167) Arizona (+130)
Sammy Long and the San Francisco Giants (50-30, 1st in NL West) head to Chase Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (23-60, 5th in NL West). The line on this matchup has the Giants priced at -167 and the Diamondbacks are at +130. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Sammy Long and Jake Faria.
The Giants have accumulated 121 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 118 balls out of the park. San Francisco is slugging .429 and have struck out 764 times, while drawing a walk on 305 occasions. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are earning 4.9 runs per outing, which has them at 9th in baseball. They have accounted for 368 RBI's in addition to 635 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .240. They have a total of 388 runs while holding a team OBP of .323.
Giants pitchers have given up 82 home runs and also 293 runs in total (2nd in MLB). They have walked 209 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.74 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.29 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.10. The Giants have an earned run average of 3.24 so far this season (2nd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 687 hitters.
The Giants have dispatched 270 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 68 runners over the course of the season with 44.1% of those runners crossed the plate. They have 28 saves on the year and have blown 16 of their 44 save opportunities. The Giants relievers have earned a save percentage of 63.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 95 save situations. The relievers have earned 50 holds for the year (6th in baseball). Giants pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 52 times in addition to having 89 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Giants have transformed 72.8% of balls in play into outs out of 6,405 innings on the field, ranking them 1st in pro baseball. The San Francisco Giants are sitting with 2,135 putouts this season, in addition to 728 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which is 3rd in professional baseball, and have a total of 464 double plays.
Long has taken the hill for 20 innings and has racked up 19 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Long (1-1 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 2.96 and he has gone up against 81 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.95 (11 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.000. He has conceded 14 base hits (6.3 hits per nine innings) and has 6 walks.
Arizona has accumulated 73 home runs for the year to go along with 325 RBIs. They have hit 145 doubles, while walking 278 times and recording 347 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks hold an OBP of .306 and a batting average of .232 so far this year. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging % of .372 and they average 4.18 runs per outing (19th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 748 occasions (9th in baseball) and are sitting with 654 base knocks.
The Diamondbacks have a WHIP of 1.454 in addition to having a FIP of 4.79 as a team on the season. They come in at 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 764. The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 462 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 5.25 (419 earned runs allowed). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 (650 strikeouts against 280 bases on balls). They have allowed 116 dingers and they yield 5.79 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league).
Arizona has had relief pitchers enter the game in 20 save opportunities and they have tallied 7 saves. They are ranked 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 35.0%, and they have dispatched 285 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 62 times in high leverage situations in addition to 67 occasions with runners on base. Arizona relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.3% out of 99 inherited runners. With 46 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 26 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 48 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in baseball). The Diamondbacks have racked up 722 assists, 52 errors and have a total of 2,156 putouts over the course of the season. In their 6,468 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (26th in baseball).
Faria (9-9 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.49 earned run average and has given up 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.09 and he has faced 767 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 89 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.357 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. Thus far in his career, Faria has conceded 165 base hits while he has totaled 161 punch outs in 178 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-167) and over 9 runs
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