Monday, September 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Keyvius Sampson (2-4) vs. Tim Hudson (7-8)
The Cincinnati Reds head to AT&T Park on Monday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The Reds send Keyvius Sampson to the mound to face Tim Hudson of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +144 and San Francisco at -154. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Reds, with a 74-66 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 69-66 over/under record. The Giants have a 67-65 over/under record and a 81-61 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 57% of the time.
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The Reds head into this matchup with a 60-81 record, including 26-42 on the road. Keyvius Sampson has a 2-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 6.94 and a 1.82 WHIP. The Reds are 4-4 over his 36.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 47 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-3. His teammates are averaging 6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.71 and they've given up 413 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .234 against the Reds bullpen while walking 187 times and striking out 403 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.57 strikeouts per game while getting 8.62 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in baseball in team earned run average at 4.14.
Cincinnati ranks 23rd in the league in team batting average at .250 while hitting .243 on the road. Ranked at 16th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .315 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. Joey Votto leads the team in hits with 151 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game.
With a 40-27 home record, San Francisco will hope to improve on their 74-68 overall mark. Tim Hudson has a record of 7-8 while sporting an earned run average of 4.51 on the year with a 1.36 WHIP. The Giants have a record of 9-9 over the 109.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 123 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-11. His teammates score an average of 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.07 and they have given up 370 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .228 against the Giants bullpen while walking 120 times and striking out 361 times. San Francisco is averaging 7.29 strikeouts per game while getting 8.42 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68.
They rank 3rd in the league in team batting average with a .269 average while hitting .272 at home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .327 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. Buster Posey leads the team in hits with 160 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.27 hits a game.
The Reds have committed 70 errors and have combined for 1,429 assists and 3,807 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. The Giants have committed 65 errors on the season with 1,470 assists and 3,787 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 69-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 74-66 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 67-65 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 81-61 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/15 2B Kristopher Negron Shoulder out for season
09/11/15 C Brayan Pena Hamstring out indefinitely
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/16)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23), out for season
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
San Francisco Giants
09/11/15 LF Gregor Blanco Concussion out indefinitely
09/10/15 2B Joe Panik Back out indefinitely
09/09/15 SS Brandon Crawford Calf 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 Head 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
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants
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