San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-125) Oakland (+100)
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where James Kaprielian and the Oakland Athletics (68-53, 2nd in AL West) will take on the San Francisco Giants (78-43, 1st in NL West) on Friday. The Athletics open this contest at +100 while the Giants are priced at -125. The total opens at 8. The starting pitchers are Alex Wood and James Kaprielian.
The Giants have tallied 193 doubles as a squad and have knocked 181 balls out of the park. San Francisco has a slugging % of .437 and have struck out 1,125 times, while being walked on 446 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are compiling 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 9th in MLB. They have 568 runs batted in as well as 1,002 base knocks for the year, and their batting average comes in at .247. They have a total of 594 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .326.
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Giants pitchers have allowed 120 home runs and 451 total runs (3rd in baseball). They have walked 317 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.66 as a team on the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.35 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.12. The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 3.32 so far this season (3rd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,062 hitters.
The Giants bullpen have recorded a save rate of 65.7% and has entered the game in 156 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 118 runners on the season and 36.4% of those players ended up scoring. Giants bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 85 times and also have had 146 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have dispatched 429 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have 86 holds this year (2nd in baseball). They have accumulated 44 saves on the campaign and have blown 23 out of their 67 save opportunities.
The San Francisco Giants have earned a total of 3,251 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,095 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is at .987 which has them sitting 4th in pro baseball, and have 677 double plays. The Giants have converted 71.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,753 innings on the field, which has them sitting 1st in the majors.
Wood has thrown 967 frames and is sitting with 904 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 3.53 (379 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.230. He has given up 910 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 279 walks. Wood (63-47 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.54 and he has faced 4,036 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have recorded an on-base percentage of .317 in addition to a batting average of .236 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 1,029 occasions (20th in MLB) and have a total of 949 base hits. Oakland has accounted for 152 home runs for the year and 513 runs batted in. The Athletics hold a slugging % of .408 and they tally 4.51 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They have put up 202 two-baggers, while getting a free base 414 times as well as racking up 546 runs.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.212 in addition to having a FIP of 3.84 as a unit for the year. They come in at 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 976. The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 477 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.70 (441 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.10 (1,005 strikeouts vs 324 free passes). They have surrendered 125 long balls and they allow 4.00 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB).
Oakland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 46 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves. They are ranked 12th in MLB with a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have sent 363 relievers to the mound this season. Their relievers have come in 102 times in high leverage situations and on 92 occasions with runners on. Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.9% out of their 130 inherited runners. Sitting with 94 save situations, the Athletics have amassed 48 holds and 17 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 91 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in pro baseball). The Athletics have 972 assists, 53 errors and have amassed 3,218 putouts for the year. In 9,654 innings played, the Athletics hold a efficiency on defense of 70.3% (7th in professional baseball).
During his career, Kaprielian has allowed 72 base hits while earning 87 strikeouts in 87 innings pitched. He has surrendered 34 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.179 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.81 and he has gone up against 361 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. Kaprielian (6-4 career mark) has earned a 3.50 earned run average while allowing 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-125) and over 8 runs
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