San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+113) Cincinnati (-123)
Luis Castillo and the Cincinnati Reds (19-19, 3rd in NL Central) host the San Francisco Giants (24-16, 1st in NL West) at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Giants priced at +113 and the Reds are at -123. The O/U has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Anthony DeSclafani and Luis Castillo.
The Giants have tallied 54 doubles as a squad and have knocked 53 baseballs out of the stadium. San Francisco is slugging .399 and have been called out on strikes 385 times, while drawing a walk on 160 occasions. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 15th in the league. They have accounted for 164 RBI's in addition to 289 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .225. They have earned a total of 173 runs while holding a team OBP of .314.
The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 3.29 for the year (4th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 343 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.96 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.14. Giants pitchers have surrendered 37 home runs and 140 total runs (4th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 116 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.68 as a team so far this year.
The Giants bullpen have a save percentage of 57.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 61 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 43 base runners for the season with 44.2% of them earned a run for their team. Giants bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 31 times in addition to having 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 136 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have earned 33 holds on the season (1st in baseball). They have recorded 16 saves for the year and have blown 12 of 28 save opportunities.
The Giants have converted 72.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,177 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 2nd in pro baseball. The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 1,059 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 374 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .992 which puts them in 1st in professional baseball, and they have twisted 222 double plays.
DeSclafani has taken the mound for 702 innings and has tallied 623 punch outs during his MLB career. DeSclafani (40-40 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.18 and he has gone up against 2,955 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.15 (324 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.267. He has surrendered 694 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 196 free passes.
The Cincinnati Reds have compiled a team OBP of .329 in addition to a batting average of .252 on the year. They have struck out on 339 instances (21st in baseball) and have notched a total of 329 base hits. Cincinnati has compiled 54 home runs so far this year to go along with 193 RBIs. The Reds have a team slugging % of .431 and they tally 5.39 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have tallied 64 two-baggers, while taking a walk 128 times as well as racking up 205 runs.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have conceded 203 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.83 (183 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 47 home runs and they allow 5.36 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.384 and have a FIP of 4.34 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.25 (371 strikeouts against 165 walks). They rank 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 307.
Cincinnati relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 42.6% of 61 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 40 times in high leverage situations and on 45 occasions with runners on base. With 24 save situations, the Reds have 10 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They are ranked 25th in MLB with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 138 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Cincinnati has had relievers take the mound in 14 save opportunities and they have tallied 7 saves.
In their 3,069 innings on the field, the Reds hold a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (19th in MLB). The Cincinnati Reds have turned 26 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (23rd in MLB). The Reds have 336 assists, 26 errors and have 1,023 putouts on the season.
In his pro baseball career, Castillo has allowed 478 base hits while he has earned 607 strikeouts in 557 frames. He has surrendered a total of 241 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.210 and having a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.10 and he has gone up against 2,318 batters in his career. Castillo (33-38 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.89 ERA while conceding 7.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-123)
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