St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Monday, July 5, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+125) San Francisco (-156)
Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants (52-30, 1st in NL West) play the St. Louis Cardinals (41-43, 4th in NL Central) at Oracle Park on Monday. The Cardinals open this game at +125 while the Giants are coming in at -156. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kwang Hyun Kim and Kevin Gausman.
The Cardinals have accrued 131 doubles as a squad and have hit 87 baseballs out of the park. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .377 and have been rung up 675 times, while drawing a walk on 251 occasions. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are recording 4.0 runs/g, which puts them at 27th in baseball. They have 317 runs batted in in addition to 623 base knocks this year, and their batting average sits at .227. They have a total of 332 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .300.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.22 on the season (17th in the league), and their staff has rung up 655 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 364 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.39 as a squad on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.80 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 73 home runs in addition to 372 runs (19th in the league).
The Cardinals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 80.0% and has entered the game in 67 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 153 base runners for the year and 43.1% of them crossed home plate. Cardinals relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 88 times in addition to having 73 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 278 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The bullpen have tallied 35 holds on the campaign (20th in the league). They have accumulated 24 saves over the course of the season and have blown 6 of 30 save opportunities.
The Cardinals have converted 71.0% of balls in play into outs out of 6,567 innings, which has them sitting at 8th in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for 2,189 putouts thus far, as well as 754 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 18th in the majors, and have accumulated 581 double plays.
Kim has taken the ball for 98 innings and is sitting with 74 K's during his MLB career. Kim (5-5 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.99 and he has faced 413 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 2.93 (32 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.220. He has allowed 86 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 34 walks.
San Francisco has hit 123 HRs so far this season as well as 385 RBIs. They have put up 126 two-baggers, while walking 318 times and recording 405 runs. The San Francisco Giants have tallied a team OBP of .327 in addition to a team batting average of .243 over the course of the season. The Giants have a team SLG% of .435 and they earn 4.94 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have struck out on 777 occasions (7th in the league) and have earned a total of 662 hits.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.103 and have a FIP of 3.73 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.33 (712 strikeouts vs 214 bases on balls). They sit at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 590. They have yielded 85 homers and they relinquish 3.73 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The San Francisco pitching staff have conceded 302 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.26 (264 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 99 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 53 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 45 save opportunities and they have recorded 29 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 92 times in high leverage situations and also on 53 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.3% out of their 70 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 13th in the league holding a save percentage of 64.4%, and they have dispatched 279 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
In their 6,567 innings on the diamond, the Giants have a defensive efficiency of 72.6% (1st in the majors). The San Francisco Giants have turned 58 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in pro baseball). The Giants have accrued 736 assists, 39 errors and have 2,189 putouts for the year.
In his pro baseball career, Gausman has allowed 1,071 base hits while accumulating 1,050 strikeouts in 1,087 innings. He has conceded a total of 485 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.281 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.27 and he has gone up against 4,580 batters during his MLB career. Gausman (58-68 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.02 earned run average while surrendering 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (+125)
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