San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+196) San Diego (-215)
Petco Park is the site where Yu Darvish 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 Tuesday. The Giants open this game at +196 while the Padres are coming in at -215. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Sanchez and Yu Darvish.
San Francisco is slugging .443 and have been called out on strikes 32 times, while taking a walk on 10 occasions. They have 12 RBI's and 24 hits this season, while their team batting average is at .226. The Giants have accrued 5 doubles as a squad and have hit 6 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 13 runs and have an on-base percentage of .299. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are scoring 4.3 runs per contest, which puts them at 19th in baseball.
Giants pitchers have surrendered 2 home runs and also 15 runs in total (16th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 16 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.20 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.81 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 4.50 so far this season (16th in baseball), and they have struck out 29 batters.
Giants relief pitchers came into the game with players on base in 75 outings and also 69 games with high leverage last year. The relief pitchers accumulated 43 holds over the course of last year (3rd in baseball). The Giants relief pitchers earned a save rate of 54.2% and came into the game in 70 save situations. They recorded 13 saves last year and blew 11 of their 24 chances to get a save. The relievers inherited 112 runners during the previous year with 27.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Giants dispatched 236 relievers to the hill for the previous season.
Sanchez was the owner of a FIP of 6.59 and he earned an ERA+ of 97. Aaron Sanchez allowed 14 hits in 18.2 innings pitched last year. He gave up 10 ER's throughout last year with a K/BB ratio of 1.8. He allowed 6.8 H/9 and he earned a WHIP of 1.232. His earned run average sat at 4.82 and he struck out 16 batters. Sanchez has pitched in 589 innings and has accumulated 474 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.98 (261 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.363. He has given up 542 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 262 walks. Sanchez (34-33 career record) holds a FIP of 4.40 and he has faced 2,537 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Padres hold a team slugging % of .472 and they are earning 5.00 runs per game (13th in MLB). They have 8 doubles, while walking 23 times as well as recording 20 runs. San Diego has accounted for 5 home runs on the year and 20 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 33 occasions (15th in the league) and have earned 35 base hits. The San Diego Padres are sitting with a team OBP of .390 in addition to a batting average of .276 on the year.
The San Diego pitching staff have yielded 12 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 2.00 (8 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 5 long balls and they relinquish 3.00 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Padres have a WHIP of 1.083 with a FIP of 3.64 as a staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 4.78 (43 strikeouts vs 9 free passes). They are sitting at 11th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 30.
Ending the season with 24 save opportunities last year, the Padres compiled 42 holds and also 11 blown saves. San Diego called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 67 save situations and they came away with 13 saves. Their relievers stepped onto the mound in 61 games with high leverage and 63 contests with base runners. San Diego bullpen pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 27.0% of 90 inherited runners. They ranked 22nd in the league with a save percentage of 54.2%, and they dispatched 218 relief pitchers to the hill last year.
Darvish had a K/BB ratio of 6.6 with 93 total strikeouts and he held an ERA+ of 212. He took the ball for 76.0 innings last year while allowing 7 H/9 (hits per 9 innings). Darvish allowed 59 hits while surrendering 17 earned runs (2.01 ERA). His WHIP was 0.96 and he held a FIP of 2.23 throughout last year. In his career, Darvish has surrendered 917 base knocks while accumulating 1,398 K's in 1,131 innings pitched. He has given up 438 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.163 and having a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.50 and he has gone up against 4,675 batters in his career. Darvish (71-56 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.48 earned run average while giving up 7.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-215)
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