San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+100) Atlanta (-125)
Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (69-58, 1st in NL East) play the San Francisco Giants (83-45, 1st in NL West) at Truist Park on Sunday. The Giants open this contest at +100 while the Braves are coming in at -125. The over/under is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Anthony DeSclafani and Ian Anderson.
As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are recording 4.9 runs per contest, which is 9th in the league. They have racked up 622 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .324. The Giants have earned 199 two-baggers as a team and have hit 195 balls out of the park. They have earned 595 runs batted in in addition to 1,053 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .245. San Francisco owns a slugging percentage of .436 and have been called out on strikes 1,176 times, while drawing a walk on 463 occasions.
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The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.26 for the year (2nd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,116 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.34 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have given up 123 long balls and also 471 runs in total (2nd in the league). They have walked 334 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.63 as a squad on the campaign.
The Giants have sent 452 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 130 runners on the season and 35.4% of them earned a run for their team. They have tallied 48 saves this season and have blown 24 of their 72 chances to save the game. The Giants relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 167 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 92 holds so far this season (2nd in MLB). Giants relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 91 times and also have had 159 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Giants have turned 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,302 innings on the field, which has them sitting 3rd in professional baseball. The San Francisco Giants have earned 3,434 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,156 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .987 which has them sitting 4th in baseball, and have earned 711 double plays.
DeSclafani (48-44 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.16 while he has faced 3,311 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 772 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 221 walks. His ERA is 4.12 (361 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.259. DeSclafani has pitched in 789 innings and has tallied 705 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
Atlanta has tallied 184 home runs so far this year as well as 598 runs batted in. They have 207 two-baggers, while walking 461 times and scoring 622 runs. The Atlanta Braves have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .323 and a team batting average of .243 for the season. The Braves hold a team SLG% of .430 and they are earning 4.90 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,143 instances (12th in baseball) and have 1,021 base knocks.
The Atlanta pitching staff have relinquished 534 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.99 (492 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 143 home runs and they allow 4.33 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Braves have a WHIP of 1.273 with a FIP of 4.04 as a team on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.79 (1,140 strikeouts against 408 walks). They rank 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,004.
Sitting with 145 save situations, the Braves have recorded 95 holds and also 18 blown saves. Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 49 save chances and they have walked away with 31 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 180 times in high leverage situations and on 102 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.2% out of 152 inherited runners. They are ranked 10th in the league with a save rate of 63.3%, and they have sent 453 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
Out of their 9,981 innings on the field, the Braves have a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (13th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 82 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .988 (2nd in pro baseball). The Braves have recorded 1,135 assists, 54 errors and have notched a total of 3,327 putouts so far this year.
Anderson (8-7 career win-loss record) has a 3.16 earned run average and has conceded 7.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 and he has gone up against 541 batters in his career. He has allowed 45 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.208 and a FIP of 3.3. During his pro baseball career, Anderson has surrendered 102 base hits while totaling 139 strikeouts in 128 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco (+100)
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