San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+140) San Diego (-213)
Petco Park is the site where Adrián Morejón and the San Diego Padres (3-0, 1st in NL West) will take on the San Francisco Giants (1-2, 4th in NL West) on Monday. The moneyline on this game has the Giants coming in at +140 and the Padres are at -213. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Anthony DeSclafani and Adrián Morejón.
As a squad, the San Francisco Giants put up 5.0 runs per game last season, which put them at 8th in baseball. They accumulated 299 runs and held an on-base percentage of .335. The Giants tallied 107 doubles as a team and knocked 81 baseballs out of the stadium. They earned 290 RBI's and 532 hits last year, while their batting average was .263. San Francisco had a slugging percentage of .451 and were rung up 499 times, while being walked on 195 occasions.
The Giants had an ERA of 4.65 in the prior season (18th in the league), and the staff rung up 488 batters. Their pitching staff walked 210 players from the other team and their FIP was 4.45 as a squad for the previous season. They accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.32 and the pitching staff held a WHIP of 1.32. Giants pitchers conceded 69 long balls and also 297 total runs (13th in the league). Giants relief pitchers entered the contest with runners on in 75 games in addition to 69 contests with high leverage. The relief pitchers recorded 43 holds over the course of the prior season (3rd in baseball). The Giants bullpen accumulated a save rate of 54.2% and entered the game in 70 save situations. They recorded 13 saves over the course of last year and blew 11 out of their 24 save opportunities. The bullpen inherited 116 base runners in the prior season and 26.7% of those runners ended up scoring. The Giants had sent 236 relief pitchers to the mound in the previous season.
DeSclafani held a FIP of 6.1 and his ERA+ was 69. Anthony DeSclafani allowed 41 base hits in 33.2 innings he pitched last year. He surrendered 27 ER's last year and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.6. He surrendered 11 H/9 (hits per 9 innings) and his WHIP was 1.693. His ERA was 7.22 and he punched out 25 batters. DeSclafani has pitched in 656 innings and is sitting with 582 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.29 (313 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.294. He has conceded 664 base hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 185 free passes. DeSclafani (37-39 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.25 while he has gone up against 2,776 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
San Diego was sitting with 95 home runs in the prior season to go along with 312 runs batted in. They notched 103 doubles, while taking a walk 204 times as well as racking up 325 runs. The San Diego Padres had an on-base percentage of .333 and a team batting average of .257 during the previous year. The Padres held a slugging % of .466 and they earned 5.42 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They were rung up on 479 instances (25th in the league) and recorded 506 base knocks.
The Padres finished with a team WHIP of 1.204 and had a FIP of 3.88 as a pitching staff during the previous year. Their K/BB ratio came in at 3.32 (565 strikeouts against 170 bases on balls). They were ranked 20th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 456. They allowed 70 long balls and they relinquished 4.17 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The San Diego pitching staff conceded 241 runs in the prior season while having a team ERA of 3.86 (223 earned runs surrendered). San Diego relief pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 26.0% out of 93 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers came into 61 games with high leverage in addition to 63 contests with runners on. With 24 save opportunities, the Padres amassed 42 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They ranked 22nd in baseball with a save percentage of 54.2%, and they sent 218 relievers onto the field last season. San Diego called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 67 save situations and they came away with 13 saves.
Morejon earned a K/BB ratio of 6.3 with 25 total strikeouts and he was the owner of an ERA+ of 90. He pitched in 19.1 innings last year while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings. Morejon allowed 20 total hits while conceding 10 earned runs (4.66 ERA). His WHIP was 1.24 and he held a FIP of 5.93 throughout last year. Morejon (2-2 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 6.26 earned run average and has conceded 11.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.86 and he has gone up against 121 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 19 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.537 and a FIP of 5.3. During his career, Morejon has allowed 35 hits while he has tallied 34 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-213)
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