San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Miami Marlins
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+110) Miami (-120)
Pablo Lopez and the Miami Marlins (6-7, 3rd in NL East) host the San Francisco Giants (8-5, 2nd in NL West) at Marlins Park on Sunday. The Giants open this contest at +110 while the Marlins are coming in at -120. The over/under is set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Alex Wood and Pablo Lopez.
San Francisco has a slugging rate of .373 and have been rung up 118 times, while being walked on 48 occasions. They have accumulated 41 runs batted in in addition to 83 hits on the year, while their batting average comes in at .203. The Giants have accounted for 14 doubles as a squad and have knocked 17 balls out of the park. They have a total of 42 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .291. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 3.2 runs per game, which puts them at 29th in the league.
Giants pitchers have allowed 11 home runs in addition to 39 total runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 37 batters and their FIP sits at 3.54 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.97 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.06. The Giants have an earned run average of 2.90 so far this year (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 110 batters.
Giants pitchers have come into the game with players on base 9 times in addition to having 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 12 holds this season (2nd in MLB). The Giants relievers have compiled a save rate of 63.6% and has entered the game in 23 save situations. They have tallied 7 saves on the season and have not converted 4 of 11 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 12 runners so far this season with 41.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Giants have sent 44 relievers to the mound so far this season.
Wood (53-44 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.51 while facing 3,546 opposing hitters in the majors. He has allowed 805 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 244 walks. His ERA is 3.45 (326 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.232. Wood has taken the hill for 851 innings and is sitting with 783 K's thus far in his career.
The Miami Marlins have recorded an on-base percentage of .315 and a batting average of .238 this season. They have been rung up on 126 occasions (14th in the league) and have 105 hits. Miami has a total of 11 HRs this year as well as 56 runs batted in. The Marlins hold a team slugging percentage of .385 and they score 4.54 runs per game (12th in baseball). They have tallied 28 doubles, while walking 45 times as well as putting up 59 runs.
The Marlins hold a team WHIP of 1.169 and have a FIP of 4.39 as a unit for the season. They come in at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 87. The Miami pitching staff have conceded 56 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.92 (51 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.44 (122 strikeouts against 50 walks). They have surrendered 16 HR's and they concede 4.30 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB).
Miami has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 9 save chances and they have come away with 3 saves. They are ranked 27th in the league with a save rate of 33.3%, and they have sent 55 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Their relievers have come in 23 times in high leverage situations in addition to 9 occasions with runners on base. Miami relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.8% out of 13 inherited base runners. Sitting with 15 save situations, the Marlins have amassed 6 holds and also 6 blown saves.
Lopez (13-17 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.48 earned run average while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.18 and he has faced 1,020 batters in his career. He has given up a total of 121 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.230 and a FIP of 4.1. In his career, Lopez has surrendered 231 hits while he has tallied 216 strikeouts in 243 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (+110) and over 8 runs
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