San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (30-19, 2nd in NL West) will play the San Francisco Giants (30-19, 3rd in NL West) on Friday.
As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 4.7 runs per contest, which puts them at 11th in the league. They have a total of 223 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. The Giants have hit 68 doubles as a squad and have hit 65 balls out of the park. They have amassed 210 RBI's and 359 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .229. San Francisco owns a slugging percentage of .406 and have struck out 468 times, while being walked on 190 occasions.
Giants pitchers have given up 47 home runs and also 168 runs in total (4th in the league). They have walked 135 opposing players and their FIP is 3.68 as a squad on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.16. The Giants have an earned run average of 3.24 for the season (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 418 batters.
Giants relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 31 times in addition to having 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 37 holds for the season (1st in baseball). The Giants relievers have a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 67 save situations. They have accumulated 18 saves over the course of the season and have blown 12 out of their 30 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 43 runners on the season and 44.2% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Giants have dispatched 163 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Giants have converted 71.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,825 innings, which has them ranked 5th in MLB. The San Francisco Giants have notched a total of 1,275 putouts this year, in addition to 446 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .991 which has them ranked 1st in baseball, and have accumulated 277 double plays.
DeSclafani has taken the mound for 712 frames and has earned 633 strikeouts during his MLB career. DeSclafani (41-41 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.20 while facing 3,002 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.23 (335 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.277. He has surrendered 709 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 201 walks.
Los Angeles has 56 HRs so far this year as well as 241 runs batted in. They have 76 two-baggers, while walking 218 times as well as scoring 252 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an on-base percentage of .346 and a batting average of .247 on the year. The Dodgers have a team slugging % of .409 and they earn 5.25 runs per game (1st in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 440 occasions (13th in baseball) and have notched a total of 402 hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 173 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 2.94 (141 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 48 long balls and they allow 3.61 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.042 in addition to having a FIP of 3.34 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.77 (490 strikeouts against 130 walks). They rank 2nd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 319.
With 65 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 33 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relievers to take the mound in 31 save chances and they have recorded 17 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 66 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of their 60 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 20th in the league holding a save percentage of 54.8%, and they have sent 155 relievers to the mound so far this year.
In their 3,879 innings played, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.6% (1st in MLB). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 26 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 395 assists, 27 errors and have accumulated 1,293 putouts this year.
Buehler (27-9 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.10 ERA while giving up 6.9 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.74 and he has faced 1,691 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 146 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.009 and having a FIP of 3.3. So far in his career, Buehler has surrendered 327 hits while he has accumulated 479 punch outs in 424 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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