San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-135) New York (+110)
Citi Field is the venue where Carlos Carrasco and the New York Mets (61-64, 3rd in NL East) will play the San Francisco Giants (81-44, 1st in NL West) on Thursday. The Giants open this matchup at -135 while the Mets are priced at +110. The O/U has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Alex Wood and Carlos Carrasco.
The Giants have accumulated 195 doubles as a squad and have hit 191 balls out of the park. San Francisco is slugging .439 and have been rung up 1,157 times, while taking a walk on 460 occasions. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 9th in the league. They have accrued 585 runs batted in and 1,036 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is at .247. They have notched a total of 611 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .326.
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The Giants hold a team ERA of 3.27 so far this year (2nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,100 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 325 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.61 as a team so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.38 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have surrendered 120 home runs and 461 total runs (2nd in the league).
The Giants have sent 441 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 122 runners on the season with 36.1% of those runners ended up scoring. They have compiled 46 saves so far this season and have blown 23 of 69 save opportunities. The Giants bullpen have earned a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 159 save situations. The bullpen have 87 holds for the season (2nd in MLB). Giants relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 88 times in addition to having 150 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants are sitting with 3,356 putouts this year, in addition to 1,130 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which puts them in 4th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 695 double plays. The Giants have converted 71.8% of balls in play into outs in their 10,068 innings, which has them ranked 2nd in professional baseball.
Wood has taken the mound for 972 innings and has 913 K's so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.53 (381 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.230. He has conceded 915 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 281 walks. Wood (63-48 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.53 while he has gone up against 4,058 hitters in the majors.
New York has recorded 130 HRs for the season to go along with 448 runs batted in. They have notched 170 two-baggers, while taking a walk 385 times and recording 469 runs. The New York Mets have recorded a team on-base percentage of .311 and a team batting average of .234 for the season. The Mets hold a slugging % of .378 and they average 3.75 runs per outing (29th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,070 occasions (21st in the league) and have notched a total of 932 hits.
The Mets have a WHIP of 1.216 with a FIP of 3.99 as a unit over the course of the season. They rank 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 927. The New York pitching staff have surrendered 501 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.80 (447 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 (1,120 strikeouts against 360 walks). They have conceded 144 long balls and they give up 4.26 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league).
New York relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.0% out of their 153 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 126 times in high leverage situations and also on 101 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Mets have earned 53 holds and also 19 blown saves. They are currently ranked 11th in the league holding a save percentage of 63.5%, and they have sent 404 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. New York has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 52 save opportunities and they have walked away with 33 saves.
The New York Mets have twisted 92 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (8th in professional baseball). The Mets have 1,003 assists, 60 errors and have amassed 3,175 putouts on the campaign. In their 9,525 innings played, the Mets have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.1% (9th in MLB).
So far in his career, Carrasco has conceded 1,188 hits while he has totaled 1,323 punch outs in 1,258 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 536 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.202 and having a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.07 and he has faced 5,191 opposing hitters during his career. Carrasco (88-75 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.83 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (+110)
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