San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+125) Washington (-161)
Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals (24-33, 5th in NL East) play the San Francisco Giants (38-22, 1st in NL West) at Nationals Park on Thursday. The Nationals open this contest at -161 while the Giants are coming in at +125. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Anthony DeSclafani and Max Scherzer.
The Giants have recorded 86 doubles as a team and have knocked 85 baseballs out of the stadium. San Francisco owns a slugging percentage of .420 and have been rung up 573 times, while being walked on 235 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are knocking in 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in baseball. They have 270 runs batted in as well as 453 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average sits at .235. They have a total of 284 runs scored while having a team OBP of .322.
The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 3.30 so far this year (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 515 batters. They have walked 156 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.74 as a unit on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.30 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have relinquished 62 home runs and 214 runs in total (4th in the league).
The Giants bullpen have recorded a save rate of 63.9% and has entered the game in 79 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 52 base runners for the year with 42.3% of those players crossed the plate. Giants relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 36 times in addition to having 67 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have dispatched 198 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have racked up 42 holds this season (3rd in baseball). They have tallied 23 saves on the campaign and have blown 13 of 36 chances to save the game.
The San Francisco Giants have a tally of 1,572 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 537 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which puts them in 3rd in pro baseball, and have earned 329 double plays. The Giants have converted 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,716 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 2nd in the majors.
DeSclafani (42-41 career record) holds a FIP of 4.21 and he has gone up against 3,047 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 718 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 205 walks. His earned run average is 4.22 (339 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.277. DeSclafani has taken the mound for 723 innings and has 640 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Nationals hold a slugging % of .385 and they are recording 3.84 runs per game (25th in baseball). They have hit 80 doubles, while getting a free base 166 times and recording 215 runs. Washington has tallied 55 home runs on the year as well as 206 RBIs. They have struck out on 473 instances (27th in MLB) and have earned 458 base knocks. The Washington Nationals have recorded an OBP of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .247 for the season.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.253 and have a FIP of 4.42 as a team on the campaign. They rank 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 415. The Washington pitching staff have given up 246 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.13 (221 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 (487 strikeouts vs 188 bases on balls). They have surrendered 74 long balls and they yield 4.60 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league).
Washington has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 16 save chances and they have converted 10 saves. They rank 13th in baseball holding a save rate of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 189 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 42 times in high leverage situations in addition to 40 occasions with runners on. Washington relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 31.7% out of 60 inherited base runners. Sitting with 42 save situations, the Nationals have earned 25 holds and also 6 blown saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 43 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (9th in MLB). The Nationals have accrued 476 assists, 31 errors and have amassed 1,444 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 4,332 innings on the field, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 71.2% (8th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Scherzer has surrendered 2,001 base hits while he has tallied 2,888 strikeouts in 2,434 frames. He has allowed a total of 860 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.091 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.40 and he has faced 9,861 opposing batters thus far in his career. Scherzer (180-97 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.18 ERA while surrendering 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (+125)
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