San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 5/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Great American Ball Park is the site where Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds (17-18, 3rd in NL Central) will play the San Francisco Giants (23-14, 1st in NL West) on Monday.
San Francisco is slugging .402 and have struck out 349 times, while drawing a walk on 146 occasions. They have amassed 153 RBI's and 267 hits this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .226. The Giants have compiled 52 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 48 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 161 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .315. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in the league.
Giants pitchers have given up 36 long balls in addition to 128 runs in total (5th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 110 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.75 as a squad for the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. The Giants hold a team earned run average of 3.28 this year (6th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 314 batters.
Giants bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 26 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 31 holds on the campaign (1st in MLB). The Giants bullpen have earned a save rate of 62.5% and has come into the game in 55 save situations. They have compiled 15 saves so far this year and have blown 9 of their 24 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 37 base runners for the year with 43.2% of them crossed the plate. The Giants have sent 125 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Giants have transformed 73.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,922 innings, which has them sitting 2nd in professional baseball. The San Francisco Giants have a tally of 974 putouts so far this season, as well as 346 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .992 which has them ranked 1st in the majors, and have a total of 203 double plays.
Webb has taken the mound for 132 frames and has 126 K's during his pro baseball career. Webb (7-10 career mark) has a FIP of 4.02 while facing 584 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.18 (76 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.500. He has conceded 144 base hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 54 free passes.
The Reds have a SLG% of .432 and they earn 5.31 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have put up 60 two-baggers, while taking a walk 113 times as well as earning 186 runs. Cincinnati has tallied 50 home runs so far this year as well as 176 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 320 instances (19th in baseball) and have earned 300 hits. The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with an on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a batting average of .250 on the season.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have allowed 183 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.88 (169 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 45 dingers and they surrender 5.28 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.365 with a FIP of 4.43 as a team so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 (337 strikeouts against 152 free passes). They rank 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 274.
With 22 save situations, the Reds have earned 10 holds and 7 blown saves. Cincinnati has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 12 save chances and they have recorded 5 saves. Their relievers have come in 36 times in high leverage situations in addition to 42 occasions with base runners. Cincinnati relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.7% out of 59 inherited base runners. They are ranked 26th in MLB with a save rate of 41.7%, and they have sent 125 relievers to the mound this year.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 23 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in MLB). The Reds have accrued 309 assists, 22 errors and have amassed 936 putouts this season. In their 2,808 innings played, the Reds have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (16th in the majors).
Gray (75-65 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.54 earned run average while conceding 7.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.66 and he has gone up against 4,824 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has allowed 455 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.225 and a FIP of 3.7. Thus far in his career, Gray has surrendered 1,003 base knocks while totaling 1,102 strikeouts in 1,157 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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