Sunday, September 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson (9-9) vs. Tim Hudson (7-8)
The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on Sunday. Jeremy Hellickson is the probable starter for the Diamondbacks and he'll face Tim Hudson of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +150 and San Francisco at -160. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks, with a 76-71 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 74-65 over/under record. The Giants have a 71-66 over/under record and a 84-63 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 57% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks show up with a 70-77 record, including 35-37 on the road. Jeremy Hellickson has a 9-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.78 and a 1.35 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 11-13 over his 130 innings pitched this season while giving up 137 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-9. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 453 and walked 191 batters this season while opposing teams hit .243 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.96 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.32 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.06, they are 18th in the league.
Arizona is batting .264 as a team, which is good for 6th in the league and hitting .259 away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 8th in baseball. With 172 hits, A.J. Pollock leads the team while his team ranks 5th in hits per game with 9.22.
San Francisco is 43-29 at home while holding a 77-70 overall record on the season. Tim Hudson has a record of 7-8 while sporting an earned run average of 4.42 on the year with a 1.36 WHIP. In his starts, the Giants are 9-10 and he has allowed 126 hits over 114 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-9. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. The Giants bullpen has struck out 378 batters and walked 125 this season while opposing teams have hit .228 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.37 hits per game and are averaging 7.33 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.66, they are 7th in the league.
They are batting .269 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .272 at home. The Giants hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 4th in baseball. With 165 hits, Buster Posey leads the team while his team ranks 3rd in hits per game with 9.25.
Arizona has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 74 errors with 1,565 assists and 4,001 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Giants have accumulated 71 errors while having 1,529 assists and 3,925 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 74-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 76-71 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 71-66 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 84-63 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
San Francisco Giants
09/19/15 1B Brandon Belt Concussion expected to miss Saturday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/19/15 P Tim Hudson Hip probable for next scheduled start Sunday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/16/15 2B Joe Panik Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/16), out for season
09/11/15 LF Gregor Blanco Concussion out indefinitely
09/09/15 C Hector Sanchez Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/8)
09/07/15 C Andrew Susac Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/6)
09/06/15 RF Norichika Aoki Concussion out indefinitely
08/20/15 RF Hunter Pence Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/18)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/28), out for season
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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