San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+170) San Diego (-190)
Petco Park is the site where Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres (14-12, 3rd in NL West) will play the San Francisco Giants (16-9, 1st in NL West) on Saturday. The Giants open this matchup at +170 while the Padres are priced at -190. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Anthony DeSclafani and Blake Snell.
As a team, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. They are sitting with 104 runs scored and hold an OBP of .305. The Giants have accrued 39 doubles as a unit and have knocked 31 baseballs out of the park. They have 102 RBI's and 184 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is .227. San Francisco has a slugging % of .398 and have struck out 227 times, while drawing a walk on 87 occasions.
Giants pitchers have conceded 24 long balls and 80 runs in total (2nd in baseball). They have walked 75 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.60 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.01 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.08. The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 2.93 this year (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 226 batters.
Giants pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 17 times in addition to having 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 23 holds over the course of the season (1st in the league). The Giants bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 61.1% and stepped onto the hill in 41 save situations. They have compiled 11 saves on the year and have missed out on 7 of their 18 save chances. The relievers have inherited 24 base runners on the year and 37.5% of those players ended up scoring. The Giants have sent 85 relievers to the mound this year.
The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 671 putouts thus far, as well as 237 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them sitting 21st in professional baseball, and they have turned 181 double plays. The Giants have converted 71.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,013 innings, which has them sitting 7th in the majors.
DeSclafani has thrown 686 innings and has totaled 612 K's in his MLB career. DeSclafani (39-39 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.18 and he has gone up against 2,896 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.17 (318 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.279. He has given up 686 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 192 free passes.
San Diego has hit 26 home runs on the year and 99 runs batted in. They have recorded 31 two-baggers, while getting a free base 106 times as well as notching 106 runs. The San Diego Padres have compiled an OBP of .323 and a batting average of .236 so far this season. The Padres have a team SLG% of .368 and they average 4.08 runs per contest (19th in baseball). They have been rung up on 225 occasions (15th in the league) and have 206 hits.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.081 and have a FIP of 3.42 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 3.89 (288 strikeouts against 74 free passes). They have a ranking of 13th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 181. They have given up 29 HR's and they yield 3.51 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The San Diego pitching staff have yielded 92 runs this season while having a team ERA of 2.90 (76 earned runs conceded).
With 32 save situations, the Padres have earned 15 holds and also 6 blown saves. San Diego has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 16 save chances and they have walked away with 10 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 28 times in high leverage situations and also on 20 occasions with runners on. San Diego relievers hold an inherited score rate of 20.7% out of their 29 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 16th in baseball holding a save rate of 62.5%, and they have sent 105 relievers to the mound for the season.
In their 2,124 innings played, the Padres have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (17th in pro baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 21 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (28th in the majors). The Padres have accrued 209 assists, 22 errors and have accounted for 708 putouts so far this year.
During his pro baseball career, Snell has allowed 474 base knocks and he has 679 K's in 576 innings pitched. Snell (42-30 career win-loss record) has a 3.26 ERA while surrendering 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 209 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.245 and a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.78 and he has faced 2,386 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Diego (-190)
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