San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 4/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+155) San Diego (-233)
Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres (3-2, 2nd in NL West) play the San Francisco Giants (2-2, 3rd in NL West) at Petco Park on Wednesday. The Padres open this game at -233 while the Giants are coming in at +155. The over/under opens at 6.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Kevin Gausman and Blake Snell.
The Giants have hit 5 doubles as a squad and have hit 9 balls out of the park. San Francisco is slugging .461 and have struck out 40 times, while taking a walk on 12 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are compiling 4.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 18th in MLB. They have 15 RBI's and 33 hits so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .234. They have earned 16 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .299.
The Giants have an earned run average of 3.86 so far this season (13th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 35 batters. They have walked 20 opposing players and their FIP is 4.01 as a squad so far this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.75 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.34. Giants pitchers have allowed 2 home runs and 17 total runs (19th in the league).
The Giants bullpen recorded a save percentage of 54.2% and stepped onto the hill in 70 save situations last season. The relief pitchers inherited 112 base runners during the previous year with 27.7% of those runners crossed the plate. Giants bullpen pitchers stepped onto the hill with opponents on base in 75 games and also 69 outings with high leverage. The Giants dispatched 236 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the prior season. The relievers had 43 holds over the course of the prior season (3rd in baseball). They accumulated 13 saves over the course of the prior season and did not convert 11 out of their 24 chances to save the game.
Gausman has thrown 992 frames and has racked up 940 K's so far in his MLB career. Gausman (50-66 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.05 while he has gone up against 4,216 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.24 (467 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.325. He has allowed 1,016 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 298 free passes.
The San Diego Padres hold a team OBP of .374 and a batting average of .265 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 39 occasions (17th in MLB) and have recorded 43 base hits. San Diego has recorded 5 home runs for the year as well as 22 runs batted in. The Padres have a team slugging percentage of .432 and they average 4.40 runs per game (13th in MLB). They have put up 8 doubles, while taking a walk 27 times and earning 22 runs.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.111 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.16 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a ranking of 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 39. The San Diego pitching staff have yielded 15 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 2.20 (11 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 4.64 (51 strikeouts against 11 bases on balls). They have relinquished 8 dingers and they give up 3.00 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball).
Ending the season with 24 opportunities for a save, the Padres compiled 42 holds and also 11 blown saves last year. San Diego had relievers enter the contest in 67 save situations and they recorded 13 saves. Their relief pitchers took the field in 61 games with high leverage and 63 games with base runners. San Diego bullpen pitchers held an inherited score rate of 27.0% out of their 90 inherited runners. They ranked 22nd in the league with a save percentage of 54.2%, and they sent 218 bullpen pitchers onto the field last season.
Snell (42-30 mark in his career) has earned a 3.21 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.80 and he has gone up against 2,313 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 200 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.238 and having a FIP of 3.5. In his MLB career, Snell has given up 460 base knocks and he has 656 punch outs in 560 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-233)
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