Thursday, October 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson (9-9) vs. Tim Hudson (8-8)
The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants on Thursday at AT&T Park. The Dodgers send Brett Anderson to the mound to face Tim Hudson of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -117 and San Francisco at +107. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Dodgers, with a 71-86 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 76-76 over/under record. The Giants have a 77-70 over/under record and a 90-67 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 57% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 88-69 record, including 36-43 on the road. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson holds a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.37. He's pitched 172.2 innings thus far while surrendering 190 hits over that time and when he starts, the Dodgers are 15-15. The Dodgers are also 15-14 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.93 and they've given up 434 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Dodgers bullpen while walking 146 times and striking out 504 times. Los Angeles is averaging 7.6 strikeouts per game while getting 8.47 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.90.
Los Angeles is batting .245 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .243 away from home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Dodgers sit at .306 and they hold a .393 team slugging percentage. Adrian Gonzalez leads the team in hits with 152 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 8.2 hits per game.
With a 45-31 home record, San Francisco will hope to improve on their 82-75 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.30, Tim Hudson will come into this game holding a 8-8 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He's pitched 121.1 innings thus far while surrendering 131 hits over that time in which the Giants are 12-9. The Giants are also 7-12 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.30 and they have given up 436 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Giants bullpen while walking 140 times and striking out 410 times. San Francisco is averaging 7.31 strikeouts per game while getting 8.43 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72.
They are batting .268 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .267 at home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .327 and they hold a .407 team slugging percentage. Buster Posey leads the team in hits with 175 while the team ranks 4th in baseball with 9.22 hits a game.
The Dodgers have committed 74 errors and have combined for 1,670 assists and 4,205 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. The Giants have committed 77 errors on the season with 1,627 assists and 4,198 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 76-76 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 71-86 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 77-70 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 90-67 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/15/15 2B Jose Peraza Hamstring out indefinitely
08/28/15 RF Yasiel Puig Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/28)
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
San Francisco Giants
09/29/15 2B Ehire Adrianza Concussion out indefinitely
09/24/15 1B Brandon Belt Concussion out for season
09/24/15 LF Gregor Blanco Concussion out for season
09/24/15 RF Hunter Pence Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/18); out for season
09/24/15 RF Norichika Aoki Concussion out for season
09/23/15 CF Juan Perez Oblique Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/23); out for season
09/16/15 2B Joe Panik Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/16), out for season
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)
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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