San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-105) Washington (-116)
Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants (39-23, 1st in NL West) are headed to Nationals Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (25-34, 5th in NL East). The Nationals open this game at -116 while the Giants are coming in at -105. The total opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Johnny Cueto and Paolo Espino.
San Francisco has a slugging % of .417 and have been rung up 599 times, while being walked on 244 occasions. They have earned 281 RBI's and 474 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average sits at .233. The Giants have tallied 86 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 91 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 297 runs scored and have an OBP of .319. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.8 runs per game, which ranks them 9th in MLB.
Giants pitchers have given up 63 long balls and 222 runs in total (3rd in baseball). They have walked 165 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.70 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.27 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.11. The Giants have an ERA of 3.23 on the season (4th in the league), and they have rung up 540 hitters.
The Giants bullpen have a save rate of 62.2% and has come into the game in 83 save situations. The relievers have inherited 57 runners so far this season and 43.9% of those players ended up scoring. Giants relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 40 times in addition to having 73 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have dispatched 208 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have tallied 45 holds on the season (2nd in baseball). They have accumulated 23 saves for the season and have blown 14 of their 37 save opportunities.
The San Francisco Giants have earned 1,658 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 566 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .989 which ranks 3rd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 349 double plays. The Giants have turned 72.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,974 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 2nd in professional baseball.
Cueto has thrown 1,968 innings and has racked up 1,652 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 3.42 (748 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.198. He has conceded 1,794 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 564 walks. Cueto (132-92 career record) holds a FIP of 3.82 and he has gone up against 8,166 batters in the majors.
Washington has tallied 58 home runs on the campaign to go along with 216 RBIs. They have 85 two-baggers, while walking 176 times as well as earning 225 runs. The Washington Nationals have an OBP of .314 and a team batting average of .244 on the campaign. The Nationals have a slugging percentage of .381 and they earn 3.81 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 513 occasions (26th in the league) and have tallied 476 hits.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.251 and have a FIP of 4.43 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They sit at 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 434. The Washington pitching staff have yielded 257 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.08 (231 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.55 (518 strikeouts against 203 walks). They have surrendered 78 long balls and they yield 4.54 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball).
Washington relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.0% out of 69 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations and on 45 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 45 save situations, the Nationals have 26 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They are ranked 13th in the league with a save rate of 61.1%, and they have dispatched 203 relievers to the hill for the season. Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 18 save chances and they have tallied 11 saves.
Out of their 4,584 innings on the diamond, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (5th in professional baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 44 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (10th in MLB). The Nationals have racked up 493 assists, 33 errors and have accounted for 1,528 putouts during this campaign.
Espino (0-1 career record) has earned a 4.56 ERA while giving up 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 and he has faced 209 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has given up 25 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.196 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.5. So far in his career, Espino has given up 44 base knocks while he has tallied 41 K's in 49 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-105)
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