San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets Prediction, 4/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-110) New York (-110)
The San Francisco Giants (7-4) are en route to Citi Field on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the New York Mets (9-3). The line on this contest has the Giants at -110 while the Mets are sitting at -110. The over/under is 7.5. The starting pitchers are Anthony DeSclafani and Carlos Carrasco.
San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .374 and have struck out 104 times, while being walked on 38 occasions. They have tallied 43 runs batted in and 81 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .223. The Giants have accrued 19 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 12 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 48 runs scored and have an OBP of .299. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which is 10th in the league.
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The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 2.36 on the campaign (2nd in MLB), and they have rung up 102 hitters. They have walked 32 batters and their FIP sits at 2.48 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.19 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.11. Giants pitchers have allowed 3 long balls and 28 total runs (1st in MLB).
The Giants have dispatched 45 relievers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 16 runners this year and 12.5% of those runners ended up scoring. They have tallied 4 saves on the season and have blown 1 of their 5 save opportunities. The Giants relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 80.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 12 save situations. The relievers have notched 7 holds for the season (14th in the league). Giants bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 13 times as well as having 22 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have earned 298 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 100 assists and 5 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .988 which has them ranked 11th in baseball, and have accumulated 10 double plays. The Giants have transformed 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 894 innings, which has them sitting at 18th in the majors.
DeSclafani has taken the mound for 832 frames and has 743 punch outs thus far in his career. DeSclafani (50-46 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.10 while going up against 3,491 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.07 (376 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.257. He has surrendered 818 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 228 free passes.
The New York Mets have accounted for a team OBP of .350 and a team batting average of .251 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 89 occasions (21st in the league) and have earned a total of 99 hits. New York is sitting with 12 HRs for the season as well as 56 RBIs. The Mets have a team SLG% of .398 and they score 4.92 runs per game (8th in the league). They have recorded 18 doubles, while taking a walk 50 times as well as putting up 59 runs.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 0.991 in addition to having a FIP of 2.77 as a team for the season. They are sitting at 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 71. The New York pitching staff have relinquished 30 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 2.36 (28 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.54 (124 strikeouts against 35 bases on balls). They have allowed 8 home runs and they surrender 2.52 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 4 save opportunities and they have come away with 2 saves. They are ranked 27th in MLB holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 41 relievers to the hill for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 10 times in high leverage situations and on 9 occasions with base runners. New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 55.6% out of 9 inherited base runners. Sitting with 11 save situations, the Mets have earned 7 holds and 2 blown saves.
In 963 innings played, the Mets are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 74.3% (3rd in MLB). The New York Mets have turned 8 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .993 (5th in pro baseball). The Mets have recorded 98 assists, 3 errors and have amassed 321 putouts during this campaign.
Carrasco (89-78 career mark) has earned a 3.84 ERA while conceding 8.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.01 and he has gone up against 5,391 batters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed 557 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.202 and a FIP of 3.5. In his MLB career, Carrasco has surrendered 1,229 hits while tallying 1,368 strikeouts in 1,306 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-110)
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