Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, July 9, 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 site where Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants (54-32, 1st in NL West) will play the Washington Nationals (42-43, 2nd in NL East) on Friday. The Giants open this game at -200 while the Nationals are priced at +155. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Paolo Espino and Logan Webb.
The Nationals have hit 125 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 94 baseballs out of the stadium. Washington has a slugging % of .406 and have struck out 705 times, while drawing a walk on 260 occasions. As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.1 runs/g, which has them at 26th in baseball. They have accounted for 326 RBI's as well as 685 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .251. They have racked up 341 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .323.
The Nationals have a team earned run average of 4.02 on the season (14th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 713 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.71 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.24. Nationals pitchers have surrendered 106 home runs and 355 runs in total (11th in MLB). They have walked 263 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.34 as a unit so far this season.
The Nationals bullpen have a save rate of 67.7% and has entered the game in 76 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 104 base runners for the year and 33.7% of them ended up scoring. Nationals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 69 times as well as having 74 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 284 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 44 holds over the course of the season (11th in the league). They have accumulated 21 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 10 out of their 31 chances to save the game.
The Nationals have turned 71.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,483 innings on the field, which has them sitting 5th in baseball. The Washington Nationals are sitting with 2,161 putouts this season, in addition to 708 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which ranks 13th in baseball, and they have twisted 611 double plays.
Espino (2-2 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.77 while going up against 293 hitters in the majors. He has allowed 61 base hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 19 free passes. His earned run average is 3.86 (30 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.143. Espino has thrown 70 innings and has earned 55 punch outs during his MLB career.
The San Francisco Giants have earned an OBP of .326 and a batting average of .242 for the season. They have struck out on 797 occasions (8th in baseball) and have tallied 685 base hits. San Francisco has accounted for 126 home runs this season and 398 RBIs. The Giants have a team SLG% of .432 and they score 4.92 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have 130 doubles, while walking 328 times and earning 418 runs.
The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 315 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.30 (277 earned runs given up). They have allowed 87 long balls and they give up 3.75 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.108 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.72 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.32 (738 strikeouts against 222 walks). They rank 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 616.
San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 46 save opportunities and they have recorded 30 saves. They rank 12th in the league with a save percentage of 65.2%, and they have sent 285 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 92 times in high leverage situations in addition to 54 occasions with runners on base. San Francisco relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 43.7% out of 71 inherited base runners. With 100 save situations, the Giants have earned 53 holds and 16 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 62 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (2nd in pro baseball). The Giants have 765 assists, 39 errors and have accumulated 2,270 putouts for the year. In 6,810 innings played, the Giants have a efficiency on defense of 72.4% (1st in MLB).
Webb (9-10 career mark) has earned a 4.85 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 and he has faced 627 batters during his career. He has surrendered 77 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.441 and a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Webb has conceded 151 base hits and he has 137 strikeouts in 143 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+155)
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