Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+100) San Francisco (-120)
Oracle Park is the location where the San Francisco Giants (59-57) will compete against the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-63) on Thursday. The line on this contest has Arizona at +100 and San Francisco is at -120. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Zac Gallen and Logan Webb.
Arizona has a slugging percentage of .388 and have been called out on strikes 952 times, while taking a walk on 400 occasions. They have earned 464 RBI's and 871 hits this year, and their batting average is .228. The Diamondbacks have hit 180 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 130 balls out of the park. They have tallied 495 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .306. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.3 runs/g, which ranks them 17th in the league.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 119 long balls and also 519 total runs (20th in the league). They have walked 352 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.13 as a team for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.42 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Diamondbacks have a team earned run average of 4.12 on the season (22nd in baseball), and they have struck out 851 batters.
The Diamondbacks bullpen have recorded a save rate of 60.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 100 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 139 runners on the campaign with 25.9% of those players earned a run for their team. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 103 times and also have had 125 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have sent 393 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have tallied 55 holds on the year (21st in MLB). They have accumulated 26 saves this year and have blown 17 out of their 43 save opportunities.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned 3,066 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 994 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which has them sitting 24th in professional baseball, and have a total of 98 double plays. The Diamondbacks have transformed 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,198 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 12th in professional baseball.
Gallen has taken the hill for 398 innings and has earned 437 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.30 (146 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.151. He has surrendered 314 hits (7.1 hits per 9 innings) with 145 free passes. Gallen (18-20 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.77 while he has gone up against 1,648 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The San Francisco Giants have recorded an OBP of .320 as well as a team batting average of .236 on the season. They have struck out on 1,009 instances (12th in the league) and have earned a total of 910 hits. San Francisco has recorded 135 home runs over the course of the season as well as 505 runs batted in. The Giants have a slugging percentage of .397 and they are recording 4.56 runs per game (8th in the league). They have 194 two-baggers, while taking a walk 422 times and scoring 529 runs.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.273 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.50 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.10 (978 strikeouts vs 315 free passes). They are sitting at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 990. They have allowed 99 homers and they relinquish 4.42 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 504 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.90 (444 earned runs relinquished).
San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.3% out of 153 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 122 times in high leverage situations in addition to 102 occasions with base runners. With 92 save situations, the Giants have amassed 50 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in the league with a save percentage of 64.1%, and they have dispatched 407 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 39 save chances and they have recorded 25 saves.
In 9,228 innings on the field, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (28th in MLB). The San Francisco Giants have gotten 84 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in the majors). The Giants have recorded 1,100 assists, 72 errors and have amassed 3,076 putouts this year.
Webb (27-15 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.58 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.23 and he has gone up against 1,624 hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 156 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.216 and a FIP of 3.3. In his career, Webb has allowed 364 base hits while earning 365 K's in 392 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco (-120)
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