San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-111) San Diego (-120)
Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres (76-74, 3rd in NL West) play the San Francisco Giants (98-53, 1st in NL West) at Petco Park on Thursday. The odds on this contest have the Giants priced at -111 and the Padres are at -120. The over/under opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Logan Webb and Yu Darvish.
San Francisco has a slugging % of .442 and have struck out 1,375 times, while drawing a walk on 563 occasions. They have 708 runs batted in and 1,263 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average sits at .248. The Giants have tallied 254 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 228 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 742 runs while holding a team OBP of .328. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.9 runs per contest, which puts them at 7th in the league.
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Giants pitchers have allowed 146 home runs and also 560 total runs (2nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 390 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.60 as a unit this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.38 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.14. The Giants have a team earned run average of 3.28 this season (2nd in baseball), and they have struck out 1,319 batters.
The Giants bullpen have earned a save percentage of 66.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 189 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 165 runners on the year with 34.5% of them ended up scoring. Giants relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 115 times and also have had 190 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 549 relievers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 106 holds for the year (1st in MLB). They have 53 saves for the season and have blown 27 out of their 80 chances to save the game.
The San Francisco Giants have 4,064 putouts for the season, as well as 1,372 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them sitting 6th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 851 double plays. The Giants have turned 71.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,192 innings on the diamond, ranking them 4th in baseball.
Webb has pitched in 226 frames and has 224 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.86 (97 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.272. He has given up 218 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 70 free passes. Webb (15-10 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.34 while going up against 951 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The San Diego Padres are sitting with a team OBP of .322 as well as a batting average of .242 so far this season. They have been rung up on 1,226 occasions (26th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,206 base hits. San Diego has tallied 168 home runs on the campaign as well as 647 runs batted in. The Padres have a SLG% of .400 and they are earning 4.53 runs per contest (14th in the league). They have 246 two-baggers, while getting a free base 545 times and racking up 679 runs.
The Padres are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.238 and have a FIP of 4.09 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.01 (1,411 strikeouts vs 468 walks). They are currently ranked 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,174. They have conceded 185 homers and they allow 4.30 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The San Diego pitching staff have conceded 634 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.95 (582 earned runs yielded).
San Diego relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.8% out of 157 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 136 times in high leverage situations and also on 109 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 151 save situations, the Padres have 86 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. They are currently ranked 7th in baseball holding a save rate of 65.1%, and they have sent 571 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 63 save opportunities and they have come away with 41 saves.
The San Diego Padres have twisted 134 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (9th in professional baseball). The Padres have accrued 1,313 assists, 76 errors and have 3,978 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 11,934 innings played, the Padres have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (11th in professional baseball).
Darvish (79-66 career mark) is the owner of a 3.55 earned run average while surrendering 7.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.63 and he has faced 5,291 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 506 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.148 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. So far in his career, Darvish has surrendered 1,039 base knocks while he has tallied 1,578 strikeouts in 1,284 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-120)
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