San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 7/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (57-32, 1st in NL West) head to Busch Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the St. Louis Cardinals (44-46, 4th in NL Central).
As a team, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 5.0 runs/g, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB. They have a total of 441 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .329. The Giants have accrued 138 doubles as a unit and have hit 132 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 421 runs batted in and 725 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .245. San Francisco is slugging .435 and have been called out on strikes 830 times, while drawing a walk on 347 occasions.
The Giants have a team earned run average of 3.26 on the campaign (2nd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 773 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.11. Giants pitchers have given up 87 home runs and also 325 total runs (2nd in MLB). They have walked 232 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.65 as a squad this season.
The Giants have dispatched 300 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 75 base runners so far this season and 44.0% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 33 saves over the course of the season and have blown 17 of their 50 save chances. The Giants bullpen have earned a save rate of 66.0% and has entered the game in 110 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 59 holds this season (5th in baseball). Giants pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 56 times as well as having 95 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Giants have converted 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,134 innings, which ranks them 1st in professional baseball. The San Francisco Giants have a tally of 2,378 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 812 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .987 which has them sitting 2nd in baseball, and have earned 514 double plays.
Gausman has taken the ball for 1,100 innings and has 1,067 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Gausman (59-69 career mark) has a FIP of 3.90 while he has faced 4,628 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.99 (488 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.276. He has given up 1,078 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 326 walks.
The Cardinals have a slugging percentage of .379 and they earn 3.98 runs per outing (27th in the league). They have hit 138 doubles, while taking a walk 266 times as well as recording 358 runs. St. Louis has accounted for 94 HRs on the year as well as 343 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 725 occasions (27th in the league) and have accounted for 678 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals hold a team on-base percentage of .301 as well as a batting average of .230 over the course of the season.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.371 and have a FIP of 4.41 as a team on the season. They come in at 11th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 677. The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 398 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.24 (368 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.77 (697 strikeouts against 394 free passes). They have conceded 77 long balls and they allow 4.59 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
St. Louis has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 32 save opportunities and they have come away with 25 saves. They are currently ranked 1st in the league holding a save rate of 78.1%, and they have sent 305 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 81 times in high leverage situations and on 99 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.9% out of 171 inherited runners. Sitting with 76 save situations, the Cardinals have recorded 42 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 69 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in the majors). The Cardinals have racked up 813 assists, 51 errors and have accumulated 2,344 putouts so far this season. In their 7,032 innings played, the Cardinals have earned a efficiency on defense of 71.0% (6th in the majors).
Wainwright (174-103 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.39 ERA while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and he has gone up against 9,439 batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up 857 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.222 and having a FIP of 3.4. During his pro baseball career, Wainwright has given up 2,157 hits and he has 1,929 K's in 2,275 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis
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