San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-116) New York (-105)
Sammy Long and the San Francisco Giants (80-44, 1st in NL West) go to Citi Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the New York Mets (61-63, 3rd in NL East). The line on this contest has the Giants coming in at -116 and the Mets are at -105. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Sammy Long and Tylor Megill.
As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are recording 4.9 runs per outing, which has them at 9th in the league. They have earned a total of 603 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .325. The Giants have hit 194 two-baggers as a team and have hit 187 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 577 runs batted in and 1,021 hits on the year, and their average at the plate sits at .245. San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .436 and have been called out on strikes 1,149 times, while being walked on 458 occasions.
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The Giants have a team ERA of 3.29 this season (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,092 hitters. They have walked 323 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.62 as a team this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.38 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have allowed 120 home runs and also 461 total runs (2nd in baseball).
Giants bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 87 times as well as having 150 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 87 holds this season (2nd in the league). The Giants bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 159 save situations. They have earned 46 saves on the season and have blown 23 of 69 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 121 runners so far this season with 36.4% of those players crossed home plate. The Giants have dispatched 438 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Giants have transformed 71.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,987 innings, which ranks them 3rd in pro baseball. The San Francisco Giants have a total of 3,329 putouts this season, as well as 1,119 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which has them sitting 4th in the majors, and have accumulated 692 double plays.
Long has taken the mound for 28 innings and has accounted for 31 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.72 (18 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.271. He has allowed 26 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 10 walks. Long (1-1 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.63 while facing 124 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Mets hold a team SLG% of .379 and they score 3.78 runs per outing (28th in the league). They have recorded 169 doubles, while getting a free base 383 times and recording 469 runs. New York has a total of 130 home runs so far this season to go along with 448 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,062 occasions (20th in the league) and have a total of 927 base hits. The New York Mets have a team on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a team batting average of .234 this year.
The Mets have a WHIP of 1.211 in addition to having a FIP of 3.95 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.11 (1,112 strikeouts vs 358 free passes). They come in at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 912. They have yielded 140 dingers and they allow 4.23 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The New York pitching staff have given up 493 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.77 (439 earned runs yielded).
New York has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 52 save opportunities and they have walked away with 33 saves. They sit at 11th in the league with a save percentage of 63.5%, and they have dispatched 401 relief pitchers to the mound this season. Their relievers have taken the field 126 times in high leverage situations and on 100 occasions with runners on. New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.8% out of 151 inherited base runners. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Mets have amassed 53 holds and 19 blown saves.
The New York Mets have turned 92 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (9th in professional baseball). The Mets have racked up 996 assists, 60 errors and have amassed 3,148 putouts over the course of the season. In their 9,444 innings on the diamond, the Mets have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (8th in MLB).
In his MLB career, Megill has given up 50 hits while he has accumulated 60 K's in 56 innings pitched. He has conceded 20 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.161 and a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 4.00 and he has gone up against 232 hitters in his pro baseball career. Megill (1-2 career record) holds a 3.21 earned run average and has given up 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (-116)
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