San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 7/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+145) Los Angeles (-192)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (59-37, 2nd in NL West) will take on the San Francisco Giants (59-35, 1st in NL West) on Thursday. The odds on this matchup have the Giants coming in at +145 and the Dodgers are at -192. The over/under opens at 8. The men taking the mound are Anthony DeSclafani and Walker Buehler.
San Francisco has a slugging rate of .435 and have been called out on strikes 871 times, while drawing a walk on 365 occasions. They have accounted for 442 runs batted in and 765 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is .244. The Giants have tallied 144 doubles as a team and have smacked 142 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 463 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .328. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are earning 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in the league.
The Giants have a team ERA of 3.28 on the campaign (2nd in MLB), and their staff has rung up 815 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.11. Giants pitchers have relinquished 96 home runs and also 342 runs in total (1st in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 245 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.74 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Giants relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 117 save situations. The relievers have inherited 82 runners on the campaign with 41.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Giants relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 60 times and also have had 99 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 320 relievers to the hill on the year. The bullpen have racked up 63 holds over the course of the season (1st in MLB). They have accumulated 33 saves over the course of the season and have blown 18 of their 51 save opportunities.
The San Francisco Giants have a total of 2,504 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 849 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which has them sitting 2nd in baseball, and have a total of 542 double plays. The Giants have turned 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,512 innings on the field, ranking them 1st in baseball.
DeSclafani has taken the ball for 769 frames and has tallied 685 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 4.07 (348 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.249. He has allowed 747 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 214 free passes. DeSclafani (47-43 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.16 while going up against 3,221 batters in the major leagues.
The Dodgers hold a team slugging percentage of .426 and they score 5.31 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have hit 149 doubles, while walking 398 times as well as scoring 510 runs. Los Angeles has compiled 135 HRs on the year and 488 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 857 instances (11th in the league) and have earned a total of 793 hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have recorded an OBP of .339 in addition to a batting average of .245 so far this season.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 359 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.21 (304 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 107 homers and they concede 3.79 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Dodgers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.126 with a FIP of 3.70 as a staff so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.35 (961 strikeouts vs 287 free passes). They sit at 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 672.
Sitting with 111 save situations, the Dodgers have 61 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 49 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 111 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 23.9% of 134 inherited runners. They rank 19th in baseball with a save rate of 59.2%, and they have dispatched 332 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 57 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (26th in baseball). The Dodgers have recorded 778 assists, 61 errors and have a tally of 2,556 putouts on the campaign. In their 7,668 innings on the field, the Dodgers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (4th in baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Buehler has surrendered 366 base hits while earning 542 strikeouts in 487 innings pitched. He has allowed 160 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.000 and a FIP of 3.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.48 and he has faced 1,939 batters so far in his career. Buehler (34-10 career mark) holds a 2.96 earned run average while giving up 6.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (+145)
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