San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+105) San Diego (-132)
Joe Musgrove and the San Diego Padres (76-73, 3rd in NL West) host the San Francisco Giants (97-53, 1st in NL West) at Petco Park on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Giants coming in at +105 and the Padres are at -132. The O/U opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kevin Gausman and Joe Musgrove.
The Giants have tallied 250 doubles as a squad and have hit 227 baseballs out of the park. San Francisco has a slugging rate of .442 and have struck out 1,367 times, while taking a walk on 560 occasions. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in the league. They have tallied 702 RBI's and 1,250 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .247. They have earned 736 runs scored and have an OBP of .328.
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Giants pitchers have surrendered 142 home runs in addition to 555 runs in total (2nd in MLB). They have walked 389 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.58 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.37 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.14. The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 3.27 over the course of the season (2nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,312 batters.
The Giants have sent 543 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 164 runners this season with 34.8% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 52 saves so far this year and have blown 26 out of their 78 chances to get a save. The Giants bullpen have compiled a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 187 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 106 holds on the year (1st in the league). Giants bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 114 times and also have had 186 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have accounted for 4,037 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,360 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which has them ranked 6th in pro baseball, and have a total of 843 double plays. The Giants have transformed 71.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,111 innings on the field, which has them sitting 4th in MLB.
Gausman has taken the mound for 1,160 innings and has accumulated 1,142 strikeouts so far in his career. Gausman (64-72 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.88 while going up against 4,899 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.03 (520 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.285. He has surrendered 1,146 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 345 walks.
The Padres have a SLG% of .398 and they score 4.52 runs per game (14th in baseball). They have put up 245 two-baggers, while walking 544 times and recording 674 runs. San Diego has accumulated 164 long balls so far this season and 642 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,219 instances (25th in baseball) and have totaled 1,193 hits. The San Diego Padres have recorded an OBP of .321 as well as a batting average of .241 on the campaign.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.235 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.02 (1,403 strikeouts against 465 free passes). They are currently ranked 12th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,161. They have given up 184 homers and they surrender 4.29 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The San Diego pitching staff have yielded 628 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.94 (576 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 151 save situations, the Padres have accrued 86 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. San Diego has had relievers step onto the mound in 63 save opportunities and they have walked away with 41 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 134 times in high leverage situations in addition to 107 occasions with runners on. San Diego relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.2% of 155 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 7th in baseball holding a save percentage of 65.1%, and they have sent 568 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The San Diego Padres have turned 132 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (9th in pro baseball). The Padres have recorded 1,305 assists, 76 errors and have a tally of 3,951 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 11,853 innings on the diamond, the Padres hold a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in the majors).
Musgrove (40-47 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.99 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.82 and he has faced 2,766 opposing hitters in his career. He has allowed a total of 294 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.184 and having a FIP of 3.9. During his pro baseball career, Musgrove has allowed 614 hits while accumulating 649 strikeouts in 662 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-132)
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