San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-147) Atlanta (+110)
Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves (68-58, 1st in NL East) host the San Francisco Giants (82-44, 1st in NL West) at Truist Park on Friday. The Braves open this game at +110 while the Giants are priced at -147. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Kevin Gausman and Max Fried.
San Francisco is slugging .438 and have been called out on strikes 1,161 times, while being walked on 461 occasions. They have earned 588 RBI's in addition to 1,040 base knocks for the year, while their batting average sits at .246. The Giants have accumulated 197 doubles as a squad and have hit 192 balls out of the park. They have 614 runs and hold an OBP of .325. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which has them at 9th in MLB.
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The Giants have a team earned run average of 3.25 so far this season (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,106 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.36 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have surrendered 120 home runs and 463 runs in total (2nd in the league). They have walked 329 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.60 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Giants relievers have a save percentage of 67.1% and has come into the game in 162 save situations. The relievers have inherited 125 runners on the year with 35.2% of those runners crossed the plate. Giants relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 89 times as well as having 154 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 446 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have 89 holds on the campaign (2nd in the league). They have recorded 47 saves so far this season and have not converted 23 of 70 chances to save the game.
The Giants have converted 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,149 innings on the field, which ranks them 3rd in the majors. The San Francisco Giants are sitting with 3,383 putouts this season, in addition to 1,140 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which has them sitting 4th in the majors, and they have turned 702 double plays.
Gausman has thrown 1,131 innings and has 1,108 K's in his MLB career. Gausman (62-71 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.90 while he has gone up against 4,779 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.03 (506 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.288. He has allowed 1,115 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 342 free passes.
The Braves have a slugging percentage of .430 and they average 4.89 runs per outing (7th in MLB). They have 206 doubles, while getting a free base 460 times and notching 616 runs. Atlanta has a total of 182 home runs for the year to go along with 592 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,140 occasions (11th in the league) and have totaled 1,012 hits. The Atlanta Braves have recorded a team OBP of .323 and a team batting average of .242 for the year.
The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.276 with a FIP of 4.03 as a unit this season. They sit at 13th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 997. The Atlanta pitching staff have conceded 529 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.99 (488 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.78 (1,133 strikeouts vs 407 bases on balls). They have given up 141 homers and they allow 4.33 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league).
Atlanta has had relief pitchers take the mound in 48 save chances and they have earned 30 saves. They are ranked 11th in MLB with a save rate of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 450 relievers to the hill on the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 178 times in high leverage situations in addition to 102 occasions with base runners. Atlanta bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.2% of 152 inherited runners. With 143 save situations, the Braves have tallied 94 holds in addition to 18 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 81 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in the majors). The Braves have accrued 1,123 assists, 53 errors and have a total of 3,300 putouts on the campaign. In their 9,900 innings on the field, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (14th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Fried has surrendered 383 hits while he has earned 406 K's in 400 innings pitched. Fried (37-18 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.51 earned run average while conceding 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 156 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.288 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and he has gone up against 1,682 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+110)
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