San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+100) New York (-125)
Citi Field is the venue where Taijuan Walker and the New York Mets (61-63, 3rd in NL East) will play the San Francisco Giants (80-44, 1st in NL West) on Wednesday. The Giants open this game at +100 while the Mets are priced at -125. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Johnny Cueto and Taijuan Walker.
The Giants have recorded 194 doubles as a unit and have hit 187 balls out of the park. San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .436 and have been rung up 1,149 times, while drawing a walk on 458 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 9th in the league. They have recorded 577 RBI's in addition to 1,021 hits so far this season, and their batting average sits at .245. They have 603 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .325.
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The Giants hold a team ERA of 3.29 this year (2nd in the league), and they have struck out 1,092 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.38 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have allowed 120 home runs and 461 total runs (2nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 323 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.62 as a team on the campaign.
Giants relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 87 times and also have had 150 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 87 holds this season (2nd in the league). The Giants relievers have compiled a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 159 save situations. They have accumulated 46 saves for the year and have blown 23 of their 69 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 121 runners on the year with 36.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Giants have dispatched 438 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The San Francisco Giants have earned a total of 3,329 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,119 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which puts them in 4th in baseball, and have accumulated 692 double plays. The Giants have converted 71.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,987 innings, which has them ranked 2nd in professional baseball.
Cueto has taken the hill for 2,023 frames and has accumulated 1,704 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.44 (773 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.201. He has given up 1,850 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 580 free passes. Cueto (135-96 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.84 while he has faced 8,400 opposing batters in the majors.
The New York Mets have an on-base percentage of .312 and a batting average of .234 this year. They have struck out on 1,062 occasions (21st in MLB) and have accounted for 927 base hits. New York has a total of 130 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 448 runs batted in. The Mets have a slugging percentage of .379 and they are recording 3.78 runs per game (28th in baseball). They have 169 doubles, while walking 383 times as well as scoring 469 runs.
The Mets have a WHIP of 1.211 in addition to having a FIP of 3.95 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 (1,112 strikeouts against 358 free passes). They rank 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 912. They have conceded 140 home runs and they surrender 4.23 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The New York pitching staff have conceded 493 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.77 (439 earned runs yielded).
New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.8% out of their 151 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 126 times in high leverage situations and on 100 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Mets have tallied 53 holds in addition to 19 blown saves. They rank 11th in MLB holding a save rate of 63.5%, and they have dispatched 401 relievers to the mound on the season. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 52 save opportunities and they have come away with 33 saves.
In their 9,444 innings on the diamond, the Mets have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (8th in baseball). The New York Mets have twisted 92 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (9th in baseball). The Mets have recorded 996 assists, 60 errors and are sitting with 3,148 putouts so far this year.
In his pro baseball career, Walker has given up 642 hits and he has 642 strikeouts in 705 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 301 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.235 and having a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.80 and he has gone up against 2,974 opposing batters during his career. Walker (42-42 record in his career) holds a 3.84 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-125)
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