Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Scott Kazmir (6-6) vs. Madison Bumgarner (12-6)
The Houston Astros head to AT&T Park on Tuesday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Scott Kazmir for the Astros and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +133 and San Francisco at -143. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Astros have a 52-56 over/under record and a 62-51 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Giants have a 55-48 over/under record and a 59-52 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 53% of the time.
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The Astros come into this game with a 61-52 record, and they are 23-34 away from home. Starting pitcher Scott Kazmir holds a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 2.08 and a WHIP of 1.05. In his starts, the Astros are 10-11 over his 130 innings pitched this season while giving up 96 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Astros are 9-11 in his starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.78 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .202 against the Astros bullpen while walking 95 times and striking out 312 times. Houston is averaging 7.58 strikeouts per game while getting 8.11 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.53.
Houston is batting .243 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .238 away from home. The Astros hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 18th in baseball. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 128 while the team ranks 26th in baseball with 8.13 hits per game.
With a 59-52 overall record, San Francisco will come into this game 30-23 at home. With an earned run average of 3.28, Madison Bumgarner will come into this game holding a 12-6 record and a 1.10 WHIP. In his starts, the Giants are 13-9 and he has allowed 134 hits over 145.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Giants are 11-9 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Giants bullpen while walking 100 times and striking out 281 times. San Francisco is averaging 7.16 strikeouts per game while getting 8.61 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76.
They are batting .271 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .269 at home. The Giants hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 4th in baseball. Buster Posey leads the team in hits with 126 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.38 hits a game.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 57 errors with 1,195 assists and 3,016 put outs for the season. The Giants have committed 54 errors on the season with 1162 assists and 2,969 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 52-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 62-51 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-48 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 59-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
San Francisco Giants
08/10/15 LF Norichika Aoki Head "?" Tuesday vs. Houston Astros
08/07/15 P Mike Leake Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/3)
08/04/15 2B Joe Panik Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/31/15 P Tim Hudson Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/20/15 C Andrew Susac Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
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 Astros
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