Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+155) San Francisco (-200)
Oracle Park is the venue where Anthony DeSclafani and the San Francisco Giants (54-32, 1st in NL West) will take on the Washington Nationals (42-44, 4th in NL East) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Nationals priced at +155 and the Giants are at -200. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jon Lester and Anthony DeSclafani.
Washington is slugging .409 and have been called out on strikes 715 times, while being walked on 265 occasions. They have accrued 349 RBI's and 713 hits on the season, and their team batting average sits at .254. The Nationals have recorded 132 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 97 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 364 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .325. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 18th in baseball.
The Nationals hold a team ERA of 4.10 on the year (15th in the league), and the staff has struck out 731 hitters. They have walked 270 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.38 as a unit this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. Nationals pitchers have allowed 110 home runs and also 369 runs (13th in the league).
Nationals pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 72 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 45 holds on the year (10th in baseball). The Nationals bullpen have a save percentage of 65.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 78 save situations. They have compiled 21 saves so far this season and have blown 11 of 32 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 107 runners this season and 35.5% of them ended up scoring. The Nationals have sent 291 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Washington Nationals have notched a total of 2,214 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 725 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which has them sitting 10th in the majors, and have accumulated 623 double plays. The Nationals have converted 71.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,642 innings, which has them ranked 5th in professional baseball.
Lester has thrown 2,659 innings and is sitting with 2,438 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 3.64 (1,076 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.274. He has given up 2,524 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 863 walks. Lester (195-114 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.74 and he has gone up against 11,136 opposing batters in the majors.
The San Francisco Giants hold a team on-base percentage of .327 as well as a team batting average of .242 for the season. They have struck out on 804 instances (7th in MLB) and have 693 base knocks. San Francisco has a total of 127 long balls over the course of the season as well as 403 RBIs. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .432 and they are earning 4.92 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have recorded 133 doubles, while taking a walk 336 times as well as racking up 423 runs.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.107 and have a FIP of 3.71 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.33 (745 strikeouts against 224 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 623. They have conceded 87 homers and they surrender 3.73 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 317 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.28 (279 earned runs conceded).
San Francisco has had relievers enter the game in 47 save opportunities and they have earned 31 saves. They rank 11th in baseball holding a save rate of 66.0%, and they have sent 287 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 92 times in high leverage situations and on 54 occasions with runners on base. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 43.7% out of their 71 inherited runners. With 102 save situations, the Giants have 54 holds and 16 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 63 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (2nd in MLB). The Giants have racked up 774 assists, 39 errors and have amassed 2,297 putouts so far this season. In 6,891 innings on the field, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.4% (1st in the majors).
In his career, DeSclafani has conceded 739 base knocks while he has tallied 675 strikeouts in 757 innings. DeSclafani (46-42 mark in his career) has earned a 4.10 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 345 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.256 and a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 3.17 and he has faced 3,175 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Francisco (-200) and under 8.5 runs
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