San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 4/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+110) Philadelphia (-120)
Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants (10-6, 2nd in NL West) travel to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Phillies (8-8, 2nd in NL East). The Phillies open this game at -120 while the Giants are priced at +110. The O/U has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Anthony DeSclafani and Zach Eflin.
The Giants have hit 22 doubles as a squad and have hit 20 balls out of the stadium. San Francisco has a slugging rate of .372 and have struck out 152 times, while taking a walk on 53 occasions. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are notching 3.2 runs per contest, which has them at 30th in baseball. They have accumulated 50 runs batted in and 106 hits this season, while their team batting average comes in at .205. They have accounted for 51 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .285.
Giants pitchers have conceded 11 home runs in addition to 46 runs in total (2nd in baseball). They have walked 47 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.32 as a team this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.89 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.10. The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 2.72 for the season (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 136 hitters.
Giants relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 13 times as well as having 33 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 19 holds so far this year (1st in the league). The Giants bullpen have compiled a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 34 save situations. They have compiled 9 saves so far this season and have blown 6 out of their 15 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 17 runners over the course of the season with 41.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Giants have sent 58 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Giants have turned 71.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,320 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 7th in professional baseball. The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 440 putouts on the campaign, as well as 140 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .978 which ranks 26th in pro baseball, and have a total of 118 double plays.
DeSclafani has taken the ball for 673 frames and is sitting with 598 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.21 (315 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.288. He has given up 678 hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) with 189 free passes. DeSclafani (38-39 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.21 while going up against 2,846 batters in the majors.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .311 as well as a team batting average of .234 this season. They have struck out on 157 occasions (7th in the league) and have 118 hits. Philadelphia has recorded 13 home runs so far this year as well as 54 RBIs. The Phillies hold a slugging % of .363 and they are scoring 3.56 runs per game (26th in MLB). They have hit 24 doubles, while getting a free base 49 times and earning 57 runs.
The Phillies have a WHIP of 1.225 with a FIP of 4.01 as a team this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.11 (143 strikeouts against 46 walks). They come in at 17th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 122. They have yielded 19 homers and they surrender 4.00 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Philadelphia pitching staff have allowed 61 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.81 (58 earned runs yielded).
With 6 save situations, the Phillies have tallied 1 hold in addition to 2 blown saves. Philadelphia has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 5 save opportunities and they have walked away with 3 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 17 times in high leverage situations in addition to 11 occasions with runners on base. Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of their 19 inherited base runners. They sit at 16th in baseball with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 46 relievers to the mound for the year.
In 1,236 innings played, the Phillies hold a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (14th in professional baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 11 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (9th in professional baseball). The Phillies have accrued 126 assists, 7 errors and have notched a total of 412 putouts this season.
Eflin (30-33 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.57 earned run average and has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.08 and he has gone up against 2,126 batters in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 253 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.317 and a FIP of 4.6. So far in his MLB career, Eflin has given up 525 hits while he has tallied 404 K's in 498 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-120)
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