San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-172) Arizona (+135)
Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants (67-40, 1st in NL West) are headed to Chase Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (34-74, 5th in NL West). The line on this matchup has the Giants priced at -172 and the Diamondbacks are at +135. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Alex Wood and Merrill Kelly.
The Giants have compiled 167 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 162 balls out of the stadium. San Francisco has a slugging rate of .439 and have been rung up 1,001 times, while drawing a walk on 407 occasions. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are knocking in 4.9 runs per contest, which has them at 8th in baseball. They have earned 498 RBI's as well as 874 base knocks this season, while their batting average comes in at .245. They have earned a total of 522 runs scored while having a team OBP of .327.
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The Giants have compiled a team ERA of 3.39 on the campaign (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 929 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.27 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. Giants pitchers have conceded 110 home runs and 402 total runs (3rd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 284 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.74 as a unit on the campaign.
Giants bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 70 times as well as having 116 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 69 holds so far this season (2nd in the league). The Giants bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 65.5% and has entered the game in 130 save situations. They have earned 38 saves on the year and have blown 20 out of their 58 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 104 base runners this year and 39.4% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Giants have sent 367 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Giants have converted 71.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,565 innings on the field, which has them sitting 1st in baseball. The San Francisco Giants have amassed 2,855 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 971 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which has them sitting 3rd in the majors, and they have twisted 616 double plays.
Wood has taken the mound for 950 frames and has accounted for 888 punch outs during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.49 (368 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.227. He has conceded 891 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 275 free passes. Wood (62-47 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.55 while going up against 3,962 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have an OBP of .310 in addition to a batting average of .233 so far this year. They have struck out on 969 occasions (10th in MLB) and have tallied 852 base hits. Arizona has compiled 97 home runs so far this season to go along with 424 RBIs. The Diamondbacks hold a slugging % of .378 and they are scoring 4.16 runs per game (22nd in baseball). They have tallied 197 doubles, while taking a walk 376 times as well as recording 449 runs.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.457 in addition to having a FIP of 4.87 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.34 (845 strikeouts vs 361 bases on balls). They sit at 30th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,010. They have conceded 157 home runs and they surrender 5.90 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league). The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 617 runs for the season while having an ERA of 5.36 (560 earned runs allowed).
With 83 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 47 holds and also 20 blown saves. Arizona has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 34 save opportunities and they have earned 14 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 99 times in high leverage situations in addition to 91 occasions with base runners. Arizona relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.9% out of 135 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 30th in baseball with a save rate of 41.2%, and they have sent 375 relief pitchers onto the field for the year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 68 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 932 assists, 63 errors and have earned 2,823 putouts for the year. In their 8,469 innings played, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (29th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Kelly has allowed 339 base hits while earning 298 strikeouts in 344 innings pitched. He has conceded 162 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.253 and a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.24 and he has faced 1,443 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Kelly (23-24 career record) has a 4.24 earned run average and has surrendered 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (+135)
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