San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/24/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Dodger Stadium is where the Los Angeles Dodgers (94-59) will take on the San Francisco Giants (77-77) on Sunday. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Wood and Lance Lynn.
San Francisco has a slugging % of .390 and have been called out on strikes 1,428 times, while taking a walk on 514 occasions. They have accumulated 639 RBI's as well as 1,236 hits this year, while their average at the plate sits at .239. The Giants have tallied 249 doubles as a unit and have smacked 168 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 662 runs and hold an OBP of .315. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are earning 4.3 runs per contest, which puts them at 22nd in MLB.
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The Giants have an ERA of 4.06 on the year (12th in the league), and they have struck out 1,289 batters. Giants pitchers have yielded 164 home runs in addition to 687 total runs (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 386 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.93 as a team for the season. San Francisco has given up 1,332 hits (8.8 per 9 innings) as well as 614 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.34 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.26.
The Giants have dispatched 474 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 202 base runners so far this season and 33.2% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 49 saves so far this year and have missed out on 27 out of their 76 save opportunities. The Giants bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 64.5% and has come into the game in 149 save situations. The relievers have recorded 71 holds this year (25th in baseball). Giants bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 145 times as well as having 157 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Giants have transformed 67.7% of balls in play into outs out of 12,261 innings, which has them ranked 27th in baseball. The Seattle Mariners are sitting with 4,087 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,528 assists and 112 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .980 which puts them in 30th in the majors, and have accumulated 135 double plays.
Wood has taken the mound for 1,213 frames and is sitting with 1,134 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Wood (76-65 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.61 and he has faced 5,090 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.75 (506 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.242. He has surrendered 1,155 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 352 free passes.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .340 in addition to a team batting average of .256 for the year. They have struck out on 1,288 instances (19th in the league) and have 1,334 hits. Los Angeles has knocked in 238 HRs so far this year to go along with 832 runs batted in. The Dodgers hold a slugging percentage of .456 and they tally 5.61 runs per game (2nd in MLB). They have notched 287 doubles, while getting a free base 618 times and earning 859 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 669 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.09 (622 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 188 HR's and they relinquish 4.40 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.211 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.25 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 8.60 (1,304 strikeouts against 432 walks). They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,223.
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.9% out of 197 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 150 times in high leverage situations and on 130 occasions with runners on base. With 148 save situations, the Dodgers have 87 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They are currently ranked 3rd in baseball with a save percentage of 71.7%, and they have dispatched 524 relief pitchers onto the field for the season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 60 save opportunities and they have tallied 43 saves.
In their 12,306 innings on the field, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (2nd in MLB). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 132 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (9th in the majors). The Dodgers have recorded 1,322 assists, 71 errors and have 4,102 putouts this year.
Lynn (135-95 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.74 earned run average and has allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.90 and he has faced 7,961 batters in his MLB career. He has allowed 780 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.273 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. In his pro baseball career, Lynn has allowed 1,736 hits while he has earned 1,896 strikeouts in 1,877 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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