San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 10/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+148) Los Angeles (-185)
Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants (107-55, 1st in NL West) are headed to Dodger Stadium on Monday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, 2nd in NL West) in Game 3 of the NLDS. The series is tied 1-1. The line on this game has the Giants priced at +148 and the Dodgers are at -185. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Alex Wood and Max Scherzer.
San Francisco has a slugging rate of .440 and have been called out on strikes 1,461 times, while drawing a walk on 602 occasions. They have accumulated 768 runs batted in in addition to 1,360 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is sitting at .249. The Giants have hit 271 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 241 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 804 runs while holding a team OBP of .329. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in the league.
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The Giants have an ERA of 3.24 on the season (2nd in baseball), and they have struck out 1,425 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.43 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.15. Giants pitchers have yielded 151 long balls and also 594 runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 416 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.55 as a team this year.
The Giants relief pitchers have a save percentage of 65.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 202 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 189 base runners so far this season and 33.3% of those runners crossed home plate. Giants pitchers have entered the game with players on base 130 times as well as having 213 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have dispatched 599 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 114 holds on the season (1st in baseball). They have earned 56 saves so far this year and have not converted 29 of their 85 chances to save the game.
The Giants have converted 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 13,095 innings, ranking them 6th in baseball. The San Francisco Giants have earned a total of 4,365 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,471 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which has them sitting 7th in MLB, and have accumulated 913 double plays.
Wood has thrown 990 innings and is sitting with 935 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Wood (63-48 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.51 and he has faced 4,131 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.50 (385 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.225. He has surrendered 930 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 283 walks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have an on-base percentage of .330 as well as a team batting average of .244 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 1,408 occasions (13th in the league) and are sitting with 1,330 hits. Los Angeles has accumulated 237 home runs this year and 799 runs batted in. The Dodgers hold a slugging % of .429 and they are earning 5.12 runs per game (5th in MLB). They have recorded 247 doubles, while getting a free base 613 times and putting up 830 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 561 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.01 (486 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 161 dingers and they allow 3.48 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.097 in addition to having a FIP of 3.54 as a squad for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.29 (1,599 strikeouts vs 486 bases on balls). They come in at 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,107.
Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 83 save opportunities and they have tallied 56 saves. They are ranked 3rd in the league holding a save rate of 67.5%, and they have sent 600 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 201 times in high leverage situations and also on 168 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 20.3% out of 231 inherited base runners. With 198 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 112 holds and also 27 blown saves.
Out of their 13,068 innings played, the Dodgers have earned a efficiency on defense of 72.3% (1st in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 94 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (18th in the majors). The Dodgers have 1,303 assists, 89 errors and have a total of 4,356 putouts during this campaign.
In his MLB career, Scherzer has allowed 2,072 base hits while he has tallied 3,020 strikeouts in 2,536 innings pitched. Scherzer (190-97 career mark) holds a 3.16 earned run average and has given up 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 890 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.084 and having a FIP of 3.1. His K/BB ratio is 4.46 and he has faced 10,266 opposing hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (+148)
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