San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-125) Oakland (+100)
Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (78-43, 1st in NL West) travel to RingCentral Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (69-53, 2nd in AL West). The Athletics open this matchup at +100 while the Giants are priced at -125. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Kevin Gausman and Sean Manaea.
San Francisco is slugging .437 and have been called out on strikes 1,125 times, while drawing a walk on 446 occasions. They have earned 568 runs batted in and 1,002 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .247. The Giants have accounted for 193 doubles as a team and have knocked 181 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 594 runs and hold an OBP of .326. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.9 runs per outing, which is 9th in the league.
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The Giants hold a team ERA of 3.32 on the season (2nd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,062 hitters. They have walked 317 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.67 as a squad on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.35 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have relinquished 120 home runs and also 451 total runs (2nd in baseball).
Giants pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 85 times as well as having 146 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 86 holds for the season (2nd in baseball). The Giants relief pitchers have a save rate of 65.7% and has entered the game in 156 save situations. They have 44 saves this year and have blown 23 of their 67 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 118 runners over the course of the season with 36.4% of those players crossed the plate. The Giants have sent 429 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Giants have turned 71.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,753 innings on the diamond, ranking them 1st in the majors. The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 3,251 putouts this year, as well as 1,095 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .987 which puts them in 4th in the majors, and they have turned 677 double plays.
Gausman has taken the mound for 1,127 innings and has accumulated 1,103 K's during his MLB career. Gausman (62-71 career mark) has a FIP of 3.91 and he has gone up against 4,759 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.02 (504 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.286. He has conceded 1,109 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 341 free passes.
Oakland has a total of 155 long balls so far this year as well as 518 runs batted in. They have hit 202 two-baggers, while taking a walk 421 times as well as notching 551 runs. The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .236 so far this year. The Athletics hold a slugging % of .408 and they earn 4.52 runs per contest (14th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,037 instances (20th in MLB) and have recorded 955 hits.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.214 with a FIP of 3.86 as a staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.06 (1,008 strikeouts against 329 walks). They have a ranking of 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 984. They have allowed 126 homers and they give up 4.00 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 481 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.70 (444 earned runs relinquished).
Oakland has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 47 save chances and they have tallied 30 saves. They are currently ranked 11th in baseball with a save rate of 63.8%, and they have sent 366 relievers onto the field this season. Their relievers have come in 105 times in high leverage situations and on 92 occasions with runners on. Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.9% out of their 130 inherited base runners. Sitting with 97 save situations, the Athletics have compiled 50 holds and also 17 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 92 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (3rd in professional baseball). The Athletics have racked up 981 assists, 54 errors and have notched a total of 3,245 putouts on the season. Out of their 9,735 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (7th in pro baseball).
Manaea (47-39 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.83 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.46 and he has gone up against 2,830 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 290 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.202 and a FIP of 4.0. During his career, Manaea has given up 647 hits while he has accumulated 595 strikeouts in 681 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-125) and over 7.5 runs
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