San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-135) Atlanta (+110)
Truist Park is the site where Drew Smyly and the Atlanta Braves (68-58, 1st in NL East) will play the San Francisco Giants (83-44, 1st in NL West) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Giants priced at -135 and the Braves are at +110. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Logan Webb and Drew Smyly.
The Giants have earned 198 doubles as a unit and have hit 193 balls out of the stadium. San Francisco has a slugging % of .437 and have struck out 1,169 times, while taking a walk on 462 occasions. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in baseball. They have 591 runs batted in as well as 1,046 hits on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .245. They have earned 617 runs and have an on-base percentage of .324.
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The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 3.24 on the campaign (2nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,113 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 333 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.61 as a team on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.34 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have conceded 121 home runs and also 465 runs in total (2nd in the league).
The Giants have sent 450 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 128 base runners for the season with 34.4% of those runners crossed the plate. They have accumulated 48 saves on the season and have missed out on 23 out of their 71 chances to get a save. The Giants relievers have earned a save percentage of 67.6% and has entered the game in 165 save situations. The relievers have a total of 91 holds for the season (2nd in MLB). Giants bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 90 times and also have had 157 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 3,410 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,149 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which has them sitting 4th in the majors, and have a total of 706 double plays. The Giants have converted 71.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,230 innings on the field, ranking them 3rd in MLB.
Webb has taken the ball for 192 frames and has 188 K's in his pro baseball career. Webb (12-10 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.61 while he has gone up against 817 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.07 (87 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.321. He has surrendered 188 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 66 free passes.
The Braves hold a team SLG% of .430 and they score 4.89 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have put up 206 two-baggers, while getting a free base 460 times as well as racking up 616 runs. Atlanta has a total of 182 long balls so far this year to go along with 592 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,140 occasions (13th in baseball) and have earned a total of 1,012 hits. The Atlanta Braves have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .323 and a batting average of .242 on the year.
The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.276 in addition to having a FIP of 4.03 as a staff this year. They come in at 12th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 997. The Atlanta pitching staff have conceded 529 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.99 (488 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.78 (1,133 strikeouts vs 407 bases on balls). They have yielded 141 long balls and they surrender 4.33 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB).
Atlanta has called on relievers to enter the game in 48 save opportunities and they have tallied 30 saves. They rank 11th in baseball holding a save rate of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 450 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 178 times in high leverage situations and on 102 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.2% out of their 152 inherited base runners. With 143 save situations, the Braves have earned 94 holds and also 18 blown saves.
Out of their 9,900 innings on the diamond, the Braves have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (14th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have twisted 81 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in pro baseball). The Braves have recorded 1,123 assists, 53 errors and have 3,300 putouts on the campaign.
Smyly (44-38 career mark) is the owner of a 4.18 earned run average while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 and he has faced 3,452 batters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 382 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.272 and having a FIP of 4.3. So far in his pro baseball career, Smyly has allowed 782 base hits while he has accumulated 818 strikeouts in 821 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+110)
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