Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
The San Francisco Giants (57-57) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-61) at Oracle Park on Tuesday. The pitchers expected to start will be Merrill Kelly and Jakob Junis.
The Diamondbacks have earned 179 two-baggers as a team and have hit 128 balls out of the park. Arizona has a slugging percentage of .389 and have struck out 935 times, while being walked on 395 occasions. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 4.3 runs per contest, which puts them at 17th in baseball. They have amassed 462 RBI's and 860 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is at .229. They have accounted for 493 runs while having a team OBP of .307.
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The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.12 this season (22nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 831 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 347 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.15 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.39 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.28. Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 117 home runs in addition to 511 runs (21st in baseball).
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 389 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 138 base runners on the year and 26.1% of those players crossed the plate. They have tallied 26 saves on the year and have missed out on 16 of 42 save chances. The Diamondbacks bullpen have recorded a save rate of 61.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 98 save situations. The relief pitchers have 54 holds so far this season (19th in the league). Diamondbacks pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 102 times in addition to having 123 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have converted 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,048 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 11th in MLB. The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for 3,016 putouts this year, in addition to 985 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 24th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 97 double plays.
Kelly has pitched in 510 innings and has racked up 432 strikeouts so far in his career. Kelly (33-32 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.99 while going up against 2,121 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.92 (222 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.239. He has surrendered 487 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 145 walks.
The San Francisco Giants have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .320 as well as a batting average of .236 for the year. They have been rung up on 989 occasions (12th in MLB) and have accounted for 894 base hits. San Francisco has accounted for 133 home runs on the campaign to go along with 497 RBIs. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .395 and they are earning 4.57 runs per game (9th in the league). They have hit 186 two-baggers, while taking a walk 417 times and scoring 521 runs.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.280 in addition to having a FIP of 3.50 as a unit for the season. They are sitting at 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 979. The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 502 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.95 (442 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.10 (961 strikeouts vs 310 walks). They have allowed 97 long balls and they yield 4.49 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB).
With 91 save situations, the Giants have earned 49 holds and also 14 blown saves. San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 39 save opportunities and they have walked away with 25 saves. Their relievers have come in 122 times in high leverage situations in addition to 101 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.0% out of their 150 inherited base runners. They sit at 16th in baseball with a save rate of 64.1%, and they have sent 401 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
In 9,066 innings on the field, the Giants have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (28th in the majors). The San Francisco Giants have gotten 83 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (27th in the majors). The Giants have recorded 1,077 assists, 72 errors and have accumulated 3,022 putouts this season.
During his pro baseball career, Junis has allowed 614 base hits while he has totaled 524 punch outs in 579 innings pitched. Junis (33-38 career mark) holds a 4.70 earned run average and has given up 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 303 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.335 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and he has gone up against 2,500 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona
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