San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-172) Arizona (+135)
Chase Field is the site where Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks (33-73, 5th in NL West) will take on the San Francisco Giants (66-39, 1st in NL West) on Tuesday. The Giants open this matchup at -172 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +135. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Johnny Cueto and Madison Bumgarner.
San Francisco has a slugging rate of .438 and have been called out on strikes 983 times, while drawing a walk on 401 occasions. They have 486 runs batted in in addition to 857 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is at .245. The Giants have tallied 163 doubles as a team and have hit 158 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 510 runs while holding a team OBP of .328. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are compiling 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 8th in the league.
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The Giants have an earned run average of 3.37 on the campaign (3rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 914 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.34 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have relinquished 108 home runs in addition to 391 runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 274 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.72 as a team on the season.
Giants bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 69 times and also have had 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 69 holds on the year (2nd in MLB). The Giants relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 129 save situations. They have compiled 38 saves on the season and have blown 19 of their 57 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 103 runners so far this year with 39.8% of those players earned a run for their team. The Giants have sent 362 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Giants have converted 72.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,403 innings on the field, which has them ranked 1st in pro baseball. The San Francisco Giants have accounted for 2,801 putouts on the year, as well as 953 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .987 which is 3rd in the majors, and they have turned 606 double plays.
Cueto has taken the mound for 2,013 innings and is sitting with 1,694 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.43 (768 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.199. He has given up 1,839 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 575 walks. Cueto (135-95 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.84 while facing 8,353 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for an OBP of .309 in addition to a batting average of .233 on the campaign. They have struck out on 954 occasions (10th in MLB) and are sitting with 833 base knocks. Arizona has hit 95 HRs over the course of the season as well as 414 runs batted in. The Diamondbacks have a team slugging % of .377 and they have an average of 4.13 runs per outing (23rd in MLB). They have recorded 192 two-baggers, while getting a free base 366 times and putting up 438 runs.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.462 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.86 as a staff for the season. They are sitting at 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 993. The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 605 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 5.36 (549 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.33 (827 strikeouts against 355 free passes). They have conceded 153 home runs and they surrender 5.91 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league).
With 81 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 46 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. Arizona has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 33 save chances and they have tallied 13 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 94 times in high leverage situations and also on 89 occasions with base runners. Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.3% out of their 132 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 30th in baseball holding a save rate of 39.4%, and they have sent 368 relievers onto the diamond this year.
In 8,298 innings played, the Diamondbacks have earned a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (29th in the majors). The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 67 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have accrued 917 assists, 63 errors and have a tally of 2,766 putouts on the season.
Bumgarner (125-102 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.27 earned run average while conceding 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.11 and he has faced 8,025 opposing batters in his MLB career. He has allowed 714 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.119 and having a FIP of 3.4. So far in his pro baseball career, Bumgarner has surrendered 1,739 base knocks while he has earned 1,897 punch outs in 1,965 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-172) and over 9.5 runs
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