San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-161) Washington (+125)
Nationals Park is the venue where Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals (25-33, 5th in NL East) will take on the San Francisco Giants (38-23, 1st in NL West) on Saturday. The Nationals open this contest at +125 while the Giants are priced at -161. The total has been set at 6.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman and Joe Ross.
San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .420 and have been called out on strikes 589 times, while taking a walk on 244 occasions. They have 280 RBI's as well as 470 base knocks this season, and their batting average is sitting at .234. The Giants have accumulated 86 doubles as a team and have hit 90 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 296 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .321. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are recording 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in the league.
The Giants hold a team earned run average of 3.28 on the year (5th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 532 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.24 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.12. Giants pitchers have allowed 63 home runs and also 222 total runs (4th in the league). They have walked 164 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.73 as a squad so far this season.
The Giants relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 62.2% and has come into the game in 83 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 57 runners so far this year and 43.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. Giants relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 40 times and also have had 73 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 208 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 45 holds so far this season (2nd in the league). They have 23 saves this year and have blown 14 of 37 save opportunities.
The San Francisco Giants have accounted for 1,631 putouts on the year, in addition to 559 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them sitting 3rd in baseball, and they have turned 340 double plays. The Giants have converted 72.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,893 innings on the field, which has them sitting 3rd in baseball.
Gausman has thrown 1,063 innings and has tallied 1,027 punch outs so far in his career. His ERA is 4.04 (477 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.288. He has given up 1,057 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 312 walks. Gausman (57-66 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.92 while facing 4,485 batters in the major leagues.
The Nationals have a SLG% of .385 and they tally 3.88 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have 84 doubles, while taking a walk 175 times as well as putting up 225 runs. Washington is sitting with 58 home runs so far this year and 216 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 505 occasions (26th in the league) and have totaled 474 hits. The Washington Nationals have accounted for an on-base percentage of .317 as well as a batting average of .246 on the season.
The Washington pitching staff have relinquished 256 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.14 (230 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 77 long balls and they surrender 4.61 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.266 with a FIP of 4.47 as a staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 (508 strikeouts vs 203 free passes). They come in at 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 430.
With 45 save situations, the Nationals have tallied 26 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. Washington has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 18 save chances and they have earned 11 saves. Their relievers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations and on 44 occasions with base runners. Washington relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.4% out of their 68 inherited base runners. They rank 13th in baseball holding a save percentage of 61.1%, and they have sent 198 relievers to the mound on the year.
Out of their 4,503 innings on the field, the Nationals have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.2% (7th in pro baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 44 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in the majors). The Nationals have 488 assists, 33 errors and have 1,501 putouts on the season.
Ross (23-25 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.37 ERA while allowing 9.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.63 and he has gone up against 1,684 opposing batters in his MLB career. He has allowed 189 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.363 and a FIP of 4.3. In his pro baseball career, Ross has given up 400 hits while tallying 345 K's in 389 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-161)
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