San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 7/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
The Los Angeles Dodgers (60-30) will try to defeat the San Francisco Giants (48-43) at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. The pitchers expected to start will be Carlos Rodon and Julio Urias.
As a team, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.8 runs per game, which puts them at 3rd in MLB. They have notched a total of 437 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .322. The Giants have accrued 147 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 111 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 419 runs batted in as well as 720 hits for the season, while their batting average is at .238. San Francisco is slugging .403 and have been called out on strikes 793 times, while being walked on 339 occasions.
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The Giants have an earned run average of 3.82 on the season (12th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 755 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.03 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. Giants pitchers have given up 70 home runs and also 386 runs in total (13th in baseball). They have walked 249 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.38 as a squad so far this year.
The Giants have dispatched 327 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have inherited 113 base runners on the year and 34.5% of them crossed the plate. They have 19 saves on the campaign and have blown 12 of their 31 save opportunities. The Giants bullpen have earned a save rate of 61.3% and has entered the game in 75 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 41 holds on the season (24th in the league). Giants pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 75 times as well as having 96 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have notched a total of 2,427 putouts thus far, as well as 879 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which ranks 20th in MLB, and they have turned 72 double plays. The Giants have turned 67.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,281 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 28th in pro baseball.
Rodon has taken the mound for 774 frames and has accounted for 841 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Rodon (50-43 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.70 while he has gone up against 3,282 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.64 (313 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.271. He has surrendered 682 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 302 walks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a team on-base percentage of .333 and a team batting average of .255 on the season. They have struck out on 755 instances (21st in MLB) and have a total of 777 base hits. Los Angeles has compiled 117 HRs over the course of the season as well as 437 RBIs. The Dodgers have a team SLG% of .437 and they average 5.13 runs per contest (2nd in MLB). They have put up 171 doubles, while taking a walk 348 times as well as notching 462 runs.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.071 and have a FIP of 3.44 as a pitching staff this season. They come in at 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 641. The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 293 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 2.96 (264 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.67 (799 strikeouts vs 218 free passes). They have relinquished 84 home runs and they give up 3.29 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 35 save chances and they have converted 26 saves. They rank 5th in baseball with a save percentage of 74.3%, and they have dispatched 308 relievers to the hill so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 72 times in high leverage situations and on 59 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.4% out of their 81 inherited runners. Sitting with 97 save situations, the Dodgers have tallied 61 holds in addition to 9 blown saves.
Out of their 7,221 innings on the field, the Dodgers have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.2% (2nd in the majors). The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten 72 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (7th in baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 776 assists, 41 errors and have amassed 2,407 putouts during this campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Urias has given up 437 base hits while earning 521 punch outs in 521 innings pitched. Urias (40-16 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.06 ERA and has given up 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 177 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.126 and having a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.47 and he has faced 2,133 hitters in his MLB career.
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Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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