San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+145) Arizona (-170)
The San Francisco Giants (73-77) are on their way to Chase Field on Saturday where they will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (70-81). The moneyline on this game has the Giants at +145 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at -170. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jakob Junis and Merrill Kelly.
The Giants have accounted for 244 doubles as a unit and have hit 165 balls out of the stadium. San Francisco has a slugging % of .386 and have been called out on strikes 1,359 times, while drawing a walk on 527 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 13th in the league. They have 626 RBI's as well as 1,163 base knocks for the year, and their batting average comes in at .233. They have accumulated 656 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .314.
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The Giants have a team ERA of 3.83 on the year (10th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,255 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.08 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Giants pitchers have surrendered 127 home runs and also 647 total runs (17th in the league). They have walked 407 batters and their FIP is 3.49 as a unit on the season.
The Giants have sent 532 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 198 runners for the year with 32.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 36 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 20 of their 56 chances to get a save. The Giants bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 64.3% and has entered the game in 134 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 74 holds this season (19th in MLB). Giants bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 138 times as well as having 151 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 3,981 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,447 assists and 95 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 26th in the majors, and have earned 119 double plays. The Giants have turned 67.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,943 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 28th in MLB.
Junis has taken the ball for 617 innings and has 555 K's during his MLB career. Junis (33-41 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.59 and he has gone up against 2,666 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.75 (326 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.340. He has conceded 661 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) with 166 walks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have recorded an on-base percentage of .305 and a team batting average of .229 this year. They have been rung up on 1,237 occasions (20th in MLB) and have a total of 1,138 hits. Arizona has recorded 166 home runs on the campaign to go along with 616 RBIs. The Diamondbacks have a slugging percentage of .386 and they earn 4.36 runs per game (14th in the league). They have put up 238 doubles, while getting a free base 504 times as well as putting up 659 runs.
The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 688 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.25 (629 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 168 dingers and they give up 4.65 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.285 with a FIP of 4.22 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.45 (1,129 strikeouts vs 461 walks). They are sitting at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,252.
Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.2% of 187 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 156 times in high leverage situations in addition to 136 occasions with runners on base. With 133 save situations, the Diamondbacks have recorded 76 holds and 24 blown saves. They are currently ranked 26th in the league holding a save rate of 55.6%, and they have sent 511 relievers onto the field for the year. Arizona has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 54 save opportunities and they have earned 30 saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 126 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (20th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 1,279 assists, 83 errors and have notched a total of 3,999 putouts for the year. Out of their 11,997 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (11th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Kelly has allowed 523 hits and he has 479 strikeouts in 555 innings pitched. Kelly (35-34 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.91 ERA and has given up 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 241 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.228 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.01 and he has faced 2,300 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (-170)
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