San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-111) Los Angeles (-111)
Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (46-26, 1st in NL West) are headed to Angel Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (36-36, 4th in AL West). The Giants open this game at -111 while the Angels are priced at -111. The O/U is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kevin Gausman and Shohei Ohtani.
San Francisco is slugging .434 and have struck out 675 times, while drawing a walk on 280 occasions. They have accumulated 340 runs batted in in addition to 570 base knocks for the year, and their batting average is .241. The Giants have compiled 109 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 107 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 358 runs while holding a team OBP of .325. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are earning 5.0 runs per outing, which is 5th in the league.
The Giants hold a team ERA of 3.32 for the year (4th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 611 batters. They have walked 186 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.75 as a unit on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have given up 74 long balls and also 268 runs (5th in the league).
The Giants bullpen have recorded a save rate of 65.9% and has come into the game in 91 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 63 runners on the season with 41.3% of them crossed the plate. Giants pitchers have entered the game with players on base 44 times and also have had 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have dispatched 241 relievers to the mound this year. The bullpen have a total of 49 holds so far this year (2nd in MLB). They have accumulated 27 saves this season and have not converted 14 of 41 save opportunities.
The San Francisco Giants have earned 1,913 putouts this season, as well as 661 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them sitting 3rd in the majors, and have accumulated 413 double plays. The Giants have transformed 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,739 innings, which ranks them 2nd in MLB.
Gausman has taken the ball for 1,075 innings and has tallied 1,037 strikeouts thus far in his career. Gausman (58-67 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.91 while he has faced 4,530 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.03 (481 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.283. He has surrendered 1,064 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 315 free passes.
The Angels hold a slugging % of .437 and they average 4.96 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have tallied 128 two-baggers, while getting a free base 199 times as well as scoring 357 runs. Los Angeles is sitting with 97 home runs on the campaign as well as 338 RBIs. They have struck out on 615 occasions (22nd in the league) and have a total of 623 base hits. The Los Angeles Angels hold an on-base percentage of .320 in addition to a batting average of .257 for the season.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.398 with a FIP of 4.31 as a staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.45 (692 strikeouts against 282 bases on balls). They are sitting at 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 599. They have yielded 90 home runs and they concede 5.27 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 369 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.86 (340 earned runs given up).
With 59 save situations, the Angels have earned 30 holds and 12 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 28 save chances and they have tallied 16 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 73 times in high leverage situations and also on 105 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.2% of 152 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 20th in MLB with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 249 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
In their 5,676 innings played, the Angels have a efficiency on defense of 67.5% (29th in MLB). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 59 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in the majors). The Angels have 623 assists, 50 errors and have a tally of 1,892 putouts over the course of the season.
In his career, Ohtani has given up 74 base hits while tallying 139 strikeouts in 106 innings. He has given up 42 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.247 and a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.36 and he has gone up against 449 hitters in his pro baseball career. Ohtani (7-4 career record) is the owner of a 3.54 earned run average and has allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-111)
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