San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-140) Cleveland (+120)
Progressive Field is the location where the Cleveland Guardians (4-2) will compete against the San Francisco Giants (4-2) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Giants at -140 and the Guardians are opening at +120. The total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Anthony DeSclafani and Cal Quantrill.
San Francisco has a slugging % of .393 and have struck out 59 times, while drawing a walk on 20 occasions. They have compiled 24 RBI's in addition to 46 hits for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .241. The Giants have tallied 11 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 6 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 27 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .315. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.5 runs/g, which is 13th in MLB.
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The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 2.62 this season (4th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 63 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.50 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.15. Giants pitchers have conceded 3 long balls and 16 total runs (5th in the league). They have walked 18 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 2.54 as a unit for the year.
Giants bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 7 times in addition to having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 5 holds for the season (9th in baseball). The Giants relievers have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 8 save situations. They have accumulated 2 saves for the season and have blown 1 out of their 3 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 10 runners on the campaign with 10.0% of those players ended up scoring. The Giants have dispatched 24 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Giants have turned 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 495 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 25th in MLB. The San Francisco Giants have accumulated 165 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 49 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them sitting 23rd in the majors, and they have twisted 6 double plays.
DeSclafani (50-46 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.11 and he has faced 3,472 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 813 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 228 free passes. His earned run average is 4.07 (374 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.258. DeSclafani has taken the mound for 827 innings and has totaled 739 strikeouts in his career.
The Cleveland Guardians hold a team on-base percentage of .383 as well as a batting average of .308 for the year. They have struck out on 49 occasions (19th in baseball) and have a total of 70 hits. Cleveland has recorded 9 home runs on the campaign and 44 RBIs. The Guardians have a slugging percentage of .524 and they tally 7.50 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have put up 12 doubles, while walking 23 times as well as scoring 45 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 22 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.06 (18 earned runs given up). They have given up 4 dingers and they surrender 3.74 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 0.943 and have a FIP of 3.39 as a pitching staff so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.50 (42 strikeouts against 12 walks). They have a ranking of 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 38.
Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of their 7 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 11 times in high leverage situations and on 7 occasions with runners on. With 3 save situations, the Guardians have earned 2 holds and 1 blown save. They rank 27th in baseball with a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 22 relievers to the mound this season. Cleveland has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 1 save opportunity and they have earned 0 saves.
In 477 innings on the diamond, the Guardians have earned a defensive efficiency of 75.1% (3rd in professional baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 6 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (15th in pro baseball). The Guardians have recorded 48 assists, 3 errors and have a total of 159 putouts so far this season.
So far in his MLB career, Quantrill has surrendered 270 base knocks while accumulating 243 punch outs in 289 innings. He has surrendered 117 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.222 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.89 and he has faced 1,215 hitters during his MLB career. Quantrill (17-11 career mark) holds a 3.64 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-140)
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