Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/31/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Monday, July 31, 2023
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
The San Francisco Giants (56-47) will compete against the Arizona Diamondbacks (55-48) at Oracle Park on Monday. The starting pitchers are Ryne Nelson and Alex Cobb.
The Diamondbacks have compiled 197 doubles as a squad and have knocked 120 baseballs out of the park. Arizona has a slugging percentage of .432 and have struck out 804 times, while taking a walk on 342 occasions. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 7th in baseball. They have 483 RBI's and 904 hits for the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .258. They have racked up 511 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .327.
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The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 4.67 over the course of the season (24th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 834 batters. Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 128 home runs and 506 runs in total (23rd in MLB). They have walked 342 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.50 as a team over the course of the season. Arizona has yielded 884 base knocks (8.7 per 9 innings) as well as 473 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.44 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35.
Diamondbacks relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 100 times as well as having 96 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 51 holds so far this year (17th in MLB). The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 59.1% and has come into the game in 96 save situations. They have tallied 26 saves so far this season and have blown 18 out of their 44 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 152 runners on the season with 32.9% of those players earned a run for their team. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 334 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned 2,734 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 897 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .990 which has them sitting 1st in the majors, and have a total of 85 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,202 innings, which has them sitting 12th in the majors.
Nelson has taken the mound for 130 frames and has totaled 90 punch outs during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.48 (65 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.324. He has surrendered 134 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 39 walks. Nelson (7-6 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.79 while he has faced 550 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Giants hold a slugging % of .399 and they score 4.53 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have recorded 173 two-baggers, while getting a free base 349 times and scoring 467 runs. San Francisco has knocked in 119 HRs on the year as well as 454 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 977 instances (3rd in MLB) and have a total of 837 hits. The San Francisco Giants have an OBP of .318 and a batting average of .241 this year.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.257 in addition to having a FIP of 3.92 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They sit at 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 881. The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 444 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.97 (403 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 8.70 (888 strikeouts against 268 free passes). They have yielded 108 HR's and they yield 4.37 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball).
Sitting with 100 save situations, the Giants have amassed 46 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 52 save opportunities and they have tallied 39 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 105 times in high leverage situations and on 88 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.2% out of 126 inherited runners. They rank 2nd in MLB with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 314 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The San Francisco Giants have gotten 93 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (27th in professional baseball). The Giants have accrued 1,005 assists, 66 errors and have earned 2,744 putouts for the year. In 8,232 innings on the diamond, the Giants have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (27th in MLB).
Cobb (76-71 career mark) has earned a 3.77 ERA while conceding 8.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.88 and he has gone up against 5,323 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 531 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and having a FIP of 3.8. In his career, Cobb has allowed 1,245 base hits while tallying 1,067 strikeouts in 1,266 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco
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