San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 7/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+170) Los Angeles (-222)
Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (58-37, 2nd in NL West) host the San Francisco Giants (59-34, 1st in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The Giants open this matchup at +170 while the Dodgers are coming in at -222. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Logan Webb and Julio Urias.
As a team, the San Francisco Giants are knocking in 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 6th in baseball. They have accumulated 457 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .328. The Giants have hit 143 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 138 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 436 RBI's and 758 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average comes in at .245. San Francisco has a slugging % of .434 and have been called out on strikes 858 times, while drawing a walk on 362 occasions.
The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.22 this year (2nd in MLB), and they have struck out 805 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.33 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.11. Giants pitchers have conceded 93 home runs in addition to 334 runs in total (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 242 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.70 as a unit this year.
The Giants relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.0% and has come into the game in 114 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 81 runners so far this year and 40.7% of them earned a run for their team. Giants relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 59 times in addition to having 97 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have dispatched 316 relievers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen have earned 61 holds for the season (3rd in the league). They have recorded 33 saves this year and have blown 17 of 50 chances to save the game.
The Giants have turned 72.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,440 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 1st in pro baseball. The San Francisco Giants have accounted for 2,480 putouts this year, as well as 841 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which ranks 2nd in pro baseball, and they have turned 537 double plays.
Webb has thrown 150 innings and is sitting with 143 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Webb (9-10 career record) holds a FIP of 3.77 while he has gone up against 656 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.68 (78 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.420. He has given up 157 base knocks (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 56 walks.
The Dodgers hold a team SLG% of .424 and they have an average of 5.28 runs per contest (2nd in MLB). They have put up 146 two-baggers, while taking a walk 395 times as well as recording 502 runs. Los Angeles has accumulated 132 home runs on the campaign to go along with 480 runs batted in. They have struck out on 847 instances (11th in MLB) and are sitting with 783 base knocks. The Los Angeles Dodgers have recorded a team on-base percentage of .338 as well as a team batting average of .245 on the year.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.126 and have a FIP of 3.66 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.34 (948 strikeouts vs 284 free passes). They come in at 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 665. They have allowed 103 long balls and they yield 3.77 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have relinquished 353 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.18 (298 earned runs allowed).
Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 49 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves. They rank 19th in baseball holding a save percentage of 59.2%, and they have dispatched 328 relief pitchers onto the field on the season. Their relievers have come in 110 times in high leverage situations and on 94 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 24.2% out of their 132 inherited runners. Sitting with 111 save situations, the Dodgers have accumulated 61 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
Out of their 7,587 innings on the field, the Dodgers hold a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (3rd in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 56 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in professional baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 774 assists, 59 errors and have accounted for 2,529 putouts for the season.
So far in his career, Urias has allowed 307 base knocks and he has 354 K's in 351 innings. He has allowed a total of 132 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.199 and a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and he has faced 1,457 opposing batters during his career. Urias (24-10 career mark) is the owner of a 3.38 earned run average while allowing 7.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-222)
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