San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Monday, August 2, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-172) Arizona (+135)
Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants (65-39, 1st in NL West) head to Chase Field on Monday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (33-72, 5th in NL West). The Giants open this contest at -172 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +135. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Anthony DeSclafani and Taylor Widener.
The Giants have recorded 161 doubles as a team and have smacked 156 baseballs out of the park. San Francisco has a slugging rate of .436 and have been rung up 974 times, while drawing a walk on 398 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.9 runs/g, which has them at 8th in baseball. They have accrued 481 RBI's in addition to 847 hits so far this year, and their batting average is at .245. They have tallied 505 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .328.
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The Giants hold a team ERA of 3.37 for the season (3rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 909 batters. They have walked 273 batters and their FIP sits at 3.71 as a unit for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have allowed 107 home runs and also 388 total runs (1st in baseball).
The Giants have sent 359 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 101 runners on the season with 40.6% of those runners crossed home plate. They have compiled 37 saves on the year and have not converted 19 out of their 56 save opportunities. The Giants relief pitchers have a save rate of 66.1% and has entered the game in 126 save situations. The relievers have a total of 67 holds so far this season (3rd in MLB). Giants relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 68 times as well as having 112 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Giants have converted 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,322 innings, which has them sitting 1st in professional baseball. The San Francisco Giants have accounted for 2,774 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 937 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which is 3rd in professional baseball, and they have turned 599 double plays.
DeSclafani has pitched in 778 innings and has tallied 695 strikeouts in his career. DeSclafani (47-44 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.15 and he has gone up against 3,261 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.10 (355 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.254. He has conceded 759 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 217 free passes.
Arizona has compiled 95 home runs on the year to go along with 414 runs batted in. They have notched 192 doubles, while taking a walk 365 times and notching 438 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks hold a team OBP of .310 as well as a team batting average of .234 on the season. The Diamondbacks have a team SLG% of .379 and they score 4.17 runs per game (22nd in MLB). They have been rung up on 942 instances (12th in the league) and have totaled 829 hits.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.453 in addition to having a FIP of 4.83 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.35 (819 strikeouts vs 348 walks). They sit at 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 979. They have relinquished 151 long balls and they allow 5.84 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league). The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 592 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 5.28 (536 earned runs yielded).
With 81 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 46 holds and 20 blown saves. Arizona has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 33 save chances and they have tallied 13 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 94 times in high leverage situations in addition to 88 occasions with runners on. Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.5% out of their 131 inherited base runners. They rank 30th in baseball holding a save percentage of 39.4%, and they have dispatched 363 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
Out of their 8,217 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (29th in MLB). The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 66 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have 910 assists, 63 errors and are sitting with 2,739 putouts for the year.
Widener (1-2 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.45 ERA and has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.07 and he has gone up against 255 opposing batters in his MLB career. He has surrendered 28 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.376 and having a FIP of 6.0. During his pro baseball career, Widener has surrendered 50 base knocks while he has earned 58 strikeouts in 56 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (+135)
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