Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: John Lamb (1-3) vs. Christopher Heston (11-10)
The San Francisco Giants host the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on Tuesday. John Lamb is the probable starter for the Reds and he'll face Christopher Heston of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +142 and San Francisco at -152. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Reds, with a 74-67 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 70-66 over/under record. The Giants are 82-61 against the run line and have a 68-65 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Reds head into this matchup with a 60-82 record, including 26-42 on the road. John Lamb has an earned run average of 5.18 and is 1-3 so far on the season while having a 1.58 WHIP. He's pitched 33 innings thus far while surrendering 39 hits over that time and when he starts, the Reds are 1-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-2. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 421 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.82. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Reds bullpen while walking 192 times and striking out 409 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.58 strikeouts per game while getting 8.65 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.18.
Cincinnati is batting .249 as a team, which is good for 22nd in the league and hitting .243 away from home. The Reds on-base percentage sits at .315, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .398. Joey Votto leads the team in hits with 152 while the team ranks 19th in baseball with 8.56 hits per game.
With a 41-27 home record, San Francisco will hope to improve on their 75-68 overall mark. Christopher Heston is starting this game 11-10 for the season with an earned run average of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.27. He's pitched 159.2 innings thus far while surrendering 150 hits over that time in which the Giants are 14-13. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-13. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 371 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.04. Opposing teams are hitting .227 against the Giants bullpen while walking 120 times and striking out 363 times. San Francisco is averaging 7.27 strikeouts per game while getting 8.4 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67.
They are batting .269 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .273 at home. The Giants on-base percentage sits at .327, which puts them at 5th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .407. Buster Posey leads the team in hits with 162 while the team ranks 4th in baseball with 9.27 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Reds have a fielding percentage of .986 with 73 total errors, 1,440 assists and 3,834 put outs. The Giants have committed 66 errors on the season with 1,481 assists and 3,814 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 70-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 74-67 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 68-65 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 82-61 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
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds
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