San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 7/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+120) Los Angeles (-152)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Josiah Gray and the Los Angeles Dodgers (58-36, 2nd in NL West) will take on the San Francisco Giants (58-34, 1st in NL West) on Tuesday. The Dodgers open this game at -152 while the Giants are coming in at +120. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Alex Wood and Josiah Gray.
The Giants have accumulated 140 doubles as a team and have knocked 136 balls out of the park. San Francisco has a slugging rate of .432 and have been called out on strikes 852 times, while taking a walk on 358 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are compiling 4.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball. They have earned 429 RBI's and 746 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is at .244. They have earned 450 runs scored while having a team OBP of .328.
The Giants have a team ERA of 3.24 on the year (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 794 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.34 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.11. Giants pitchers have yielded 91 home runs and 332 total runs (1st in the league). They have walked 238 opposing players and their FIP is 3.68 as a team this season.
The Giants relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 66.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 113 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 80 runners over the course of the season with 41.3% of them earned a run for their team. Giants relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 58 times in addition to having 97 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 311 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen have racked up 61 holds this year (3rd in baseball). They have tallied 33 saves this year and have blown 17 of their 50 save chances.
The San Francisco Giants have a total of 2,453 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 835 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which ranks 2nd in pro baseball, and they have turned 531 double plays. The Giants have turned 72.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,359 innings, which ranks them 2nd in baseball.
Wood (61-47 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.53 while going up against 3,890 batters in the majors. He has conceded 874 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 271 walks. His ERA is 3.47 (360 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.225. Wood has pitched in 935 innings and has 870 strikeouts in his career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have compiled an OBP of .339 and a team batting average of .246 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 836 instances (12th in the league) and have 779 base knocks. Los Angeles has 130 long balls on the year as well as 478 RBIs. The Dodgers hold a slugging percentage of .425 and they average 5.32 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They have 145 doubles, while walking 391 times as well as putting up 500 runs.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.119 with a FIP of 3.63 as a team for the season. They sit at 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 653. The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 346 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.14 (291 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.36 (942 strikeouts vs 280 free passes). They have surrendered 101 long balls and they concede 3.73 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 24.6% out of their 126 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 108 times in high leverage situations and also on 90 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 111 save situations, the Dodgers have amassed 61 holds and also 20 blown saves. They are currently ranked 19th in MLB with a save rate of 59.2%, and they have dispatched 323 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this season. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 49 save chances and they have come away with 29 saves.
Out of their 7,506 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (3rd in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 55 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 767 assists, 59 errors and have 2,502 putouts during this campaign.
With some plans still in the air, we're currently looking at Josiah Gray getting a call up from Triple A. Grey has made four starts in Triple A where he has compiled an ERA of 2.87, a WHIP of 0.66 and a 22 to 2 strikeout to walk ratio. He's pitched 15.2 innings and will be making his debut for the Dodgers.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (+120) and over 8.5 runs
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