San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 4/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Friday, April 15, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-165) Cleveland (+145)
Progressive Field is the site where the Cleveland Guardians (4-2) will take on the San Francisco Giants (4-2) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has San Francisco at -165 and Cleveland is priced at +145. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Carlos Rodon and Zach Plesac.
The Giants have accumulated 11 two-baggers as a team and have hit 6 balls out of the park. San Francisco owns a slugging percentage of .393 and have been called out on strikes 59 times, while drawing a walk on 20 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, which puts them at 13th in baseball. They have accumulated 24 RBI's and 46 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate sits at .241. They have earned 27 runs while holding a team OBP of .315.
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The Giants have a team earned run average of 2.62 over the course of the season (4th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 63 batters. They have walked 18 opposing batters and their FIP is 2.54 as a unit this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.50 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.15. Giants pitchers have surrendered 3 home runs and 16 total runs (5th in the league).
The Giants relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 8 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 10 runners this year and 10.0% of those runners crossed home plate. Giants relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 7 times and also have had 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have dispatched 24 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 5 holds this year (9th in the league). They have accumulated 2 saves so far this season and have blown 1 of their 3 chances to save the game.
The San Francisco Giants have earned 138 putouts this season, as well as 42 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .978 which has them ranked 24th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 6 double plays. The Giants have turned 65.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 414 innings on the field, ranking them 27th in pro baseball.
Rodon has pitched in 674 innings and has tallied 722 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Rodon (42-38 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.91 while he has faced 2,877 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.78 (283 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.293. He has given up 603 base hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 269 walks.
Cleveland has a total of 9 home runs on the campaign to go along with 44 runs batted in. They have put up 12 doubles, while walking 23 times as well as scoring 45 runs. The Cleveland Guardians have earned an OBP of .383 and a batting average of .308 on the season. The Guardians have a slugging percentage of .524 and they average 7.50 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have struck out on 49 instances (19th in MLB) and have earned a total of 70 hits.
The Guardians are sitting with a team WHIP of 0.943 with a FIP of 3.39 as a team this year. They are sitting at 5th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 38. The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 22 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.06 (18 earned runs given up). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.50 (42 strikeouts vs 12 walks). They have surrendered 4 HR's and they surrender 3.74 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB).
Cleveland has had relievers enter the contest in 1 save opportunity and they have tallied 0 saves. They rank 27th in MLB with a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have sent 22 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 11 times in high leverage situations and also on 7 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of their 7 inherited runners. Sitting with 3 save situations, the Guardians have recorded 2 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 6 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (10th in the majors). The Guardians have accrued 37 assists, 2 errors and have 132 putouts this year. In 396 innings on the field, the Guardians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 75.1% (4th in professional baseball).
During his MLB career, Plesac has surrendered 280 base hits while tallying 248 punch outs in 319 innings pitched. Plesac (22-14 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.86 earned run average while surrendering 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 137 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.127 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and he has faced 1,299 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-165)
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